Running Scared

By: - October 1, 2008 1:20 pm

Any fans of that great eighties flick?  Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, and a young Jimmy Smits – as the drug lord, natch, because that's all Hispanics could be in movies back then.  Loved it, the cinematic equivalent of a cheese whiz.  That movie (Michael McDonald sang the theme, you remember!) has nothing to do with this post, but, happily, it appears some Republicans are running scared, and in North Carolina, no less.  According to the News-Record, Guilford County Commissioner Steve Arnold frets that the early voting sites in his county are not copacetic because they're in what he terms "Democratic strongholds."  Never mind that anyone is free to use those sites, mere proximity to Democratic areas may infect the minds of Republican voters.  I guess that's what he's worried about, anyway.  If I thought my peers were that labile, I might worry too.  Then again, the GOP has reason to worry about intellectual fortitude.

Arnold wants to scale back the early voting sites to just town halls and courthouses, he said. He intends to introduce a resolution in Thursday's Guilford County Board of Commissioners meeting supporting that."

He has no real authority here, the "early voting locations were approved unanimously by the three-member bipartisan board this summer and then approved by the state board."  Still, it's cute to see a county commissioner that worked up, isn't it?  Wike a wittle paper tiger, grrrr!  Mostly it's just nice to know Republicans in this state can worry.  God knows, our Congressional Republicans don't seem properly concerned about big problems this week, do they?  Maybe they're worried about when Savion Glover will fulfill his promise as the next Gregory Hines and make a movie as bitchin' as "Running Scared."  Or not.

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