Fred Smith, the Asphalt King, is out playing his sad story to the Republican Club in Haywood County. It's like deja vu all over again:
Senator Fred Smith, candidate for governor, related growing up in an orphanage where his parents worked and taught. He described college footballs days, law school and service in the United States Army, and service as state Senator. He spoke of what it would mean to the people in our state to have a conservative governor.
How's that for exciting reporting! Seriously, what's with the orphanage saga at the top of every Fred Smith news story? No matter how Smith lays it out, it always sounds like he was a sad little disadvantaged pauper growing up in a Charles Dickens novel . . . and of course he does it on purpose.