Screwy! Screwy! Screwy! Ahem... Congratulations Gordon!

I can barely express how excited I am to congratulate Asheville and BlueNC blogger, Gordon Smith, who won a seat on the Asheville City Council. Gordon, who blogged as Screwy Hoolie and has been blogging longer than BlueNC has been in existence, beat Republican Carl Mumpower handily. Mumpower ran for congress against Heath Shuler in 2008.

Congratulations Gordon. I'm happy for you and so, so proud of you. I can't wait to follow your career.

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Asheville cheers

I'm drinking an Asheville beer in your honor Gordon. Highland Black Mocha Stout. Congratulations.

Yays!

In 2011 we elect Greg Flynn to Raleigh and scharrison to Greensboro and Betsy as NCDP State Chair!

Laughed so hard I skeered my dog

I am quite sure that I have pissed off way too many Democrats to get elected to anything. That's OK, though.

Now...about Greg Flynn and Steve......where do I sign up?



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

When you find that sign up sheet

for Greg Flynn, lemme know. I'll join ya.

Hey, I actually had the opportunity to vote for a couple of real DEMOCRATS (in addition to my fave Indy incumbent) in Clayton Town Council elections last night. :) Win or lose, that's a big step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned. It was pretty cool. And pretty different.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

That's wonderful

I doubt I'll see too many Democrats running out here in the county. I envy you. My friend called last night and we giggled over all the Republicans in other areas of the County. We actually had one who lost to the Write-in candidate. I need to find out more about that one. Could be something as simple as the man pulled out of the race, but it did look funny as we scrolled through the returns.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

It felt nice BUT

the candidates could have run better campaigns. I put up a little post about it.

I still cannot believe not one of them knocked on my door ... or left me a door hanger or something as evidence that they had been there. My voting record SCREAMED "realiable vote!!!" to them and I never even got a postcard from two of the D affiliated challengers. I did get one from the conservative challenger who won one of the three seats up for grabs. (The "I" incumbent knew he had my vote.)

Was it my dog? The flag on my porch? My humble little abode? What? I feel so unloved. LOL

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Congradulations, Gordon!

Awesome win. woohoo!!!

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

My congratulations as well, Gordon!

Watch out Heath Shuler!

Thanks, y'all!

Yes, it's true. I garnered 6,301 votes to come in a strong second. With three seats up for grabs, that makes me Councilman Elect Smith.

Thanks for all your support and well-wishes over the course of the campaign. It's going to be a helluva ride!

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

Congrats, Mr. Councilman!

I have no doubt that Asheville will be a better city as a result of this. :)

It's good to know a REAL Democrat!

I look forward to you rising above all the rest Gordo and as soon as Asheville sees you at work, they'll want more, more, more! Gooooo Gordo!