Sometimes, there’s a guy at the party so drunk that he doesn’t know he’s pissed his own pants. Obliviously, he continues dancing, never noticing that everyone near him covers his or her own nose and laughs.
Usually, there are a few kind people in any crowd that will try to gently pull him to the side and say “Man, go home, shower, and change your pants”. They’re never greeted very well by the urine-soaked fellow dancing the night away, and they usually end up looking at each other, shrugging, and saying “Well, we tried”.
When Thaddeus Matthews first advanced the tinfoil hat theory that Kevin Gallagher was running some kind of a stealth campaign to try to get himself elected to the Tennessee State Senate despite having publicly withdrawn, I suspect that most people knew it was total horseshit. Autoegocrat, Brassmask, and I all showed up to try to convince Thad that he was wrong about all this.
How did he take it? He popped off at Autoegocrat, then at me. Notably, he ignored Brassmask, who told him about the mailer Gallagher sent out saying “Don’t vote for me”. His words to me were “Freedonian, I don’t give a fuck what you think period” and “I have no reason to think that you’re telling me anything straight”.
Here’s your reason: I’m a pretty smart guy. I tend to pay attention to what’s going on around me. When a friend of mine is running a campaign, I generally notice--- Particularly when it’s someone that campaigns as damn hard as Kevin does.
I wish there had been something to what you said--- When he first got into this race, I was looking forward to getting to vote for him. I’m pleased with the Marrero victory, but I’ll make no bones about it--- She wasn’t my first choice. I know enough people that agree with me on that that it doesn’t entirely surprise me that a handful of people kept their Gallagher yard signs up. He still got almost 90 votes--- Not a bad showing for a guy that dropped out of the race almost a month ago. Had it not been for the “please don’t vote for me” mailer, he might have even beaten Robert Spence.
But he didn’t. He didn’t try. He quit trying to win when he said he did.
So in the future, when people are trying to keep you from humiliating yourself, please do yourself a favor and listen. I’m not entirely sure how much you care about these kinds of things, but you were smearing someone yesterday that had done nothing to deserve it. And yes, I wanted the true story to be told. I’m real funny that way.
Last night, I was celebrating Beverly Marrero’s victory--- With Kevin Gallagher. So if this half baked theory is to be believed, then he maintained such a good cover that even in defeat, he was celebrating. Impressive, huh? The KGB in its prime never did so well. He certainly seemed overjoyed with the Marrero victory.
Now, as far as your “whore” allegations go--- Who’s the bigger whore? The guy that dropped out and helped another candidate like he said he would, or the guy who railed against the mayor for ages, then made a last minute attempt to throw an election to an unelectable Herentonian flunkie?