|Mike Buffer and his daughter|
I got to know Mike back when he was working for The Express Times, back when it was still covering county government. He had a knack for really pissing off county executives Two of them - one a Republican and the other a Democrat - for a time insisted that all questions from Buffer had to be in writing. The more pompous a public official, the more fun Buffer had.
While we chatted, he told me a great Ron Angle story. Blue bloods hate Ron.They like to look down their noses at him. So Angle decided one year to challenge L Jack Bradt XXXVIII's nomination petition to a throne on Northampton County Council, and actually got him tossed Much as I think voters should decide elections, I loved to see a condescending aristocrat put in his place.
What I didn't know, and what Buffer told me, is that Angle dropped in on Bradt not long after getting him tossed.
"I don't know why you did this to me," complained Bradt. "I'm a Republican."
"What do you think I am, a Whig?" was the Bulldog's answer.