Excuse Us As We Engage in Totally Unfounded Clap-Trap !!!
It's Saturday, so the workload is light today. Ben came sort-of unexpectedly this morning from Pennsylvania (we thought he said 26th, but it was the 16th). We swore at 715 this morning we were about to battle a raccoon the size of a bear in our garage, but it turned out to be him... Lucky us, because the only weapon we have is an alumninum bat in the garage, so we probably wouldn't have gotten to it...
Anyway, since it's Saturday, and you're probably not reading blogs on such a beautiful day, we'll just engage in word of mouth rumormongering! Yes, we don't mind spreading 'guess what we heard's . The only difference is while other blogs spread things like these as facts, we fully admit we having NOTHING to back it up. We don't bother candidates of 'party insiders' to confirm things - we just state it to be exactly what it is - a rumor. A nice, fat, juicy rumor!
What is it? The poop that former 7th District candidate Jay Jordan of Florence is going to be endorsing - and hopefully taking his 21% of the Primary votes - second place finisher Tom Rice on Monday. Like we said, all we had was word of mouth yesterday, but a tidbit of news certainly didn't dampen that rumor today. It seems that Rice will be at a meet & greet at Bazen's Restaurant - a solid GOP hangout - on Monday morning from 8-10am... So, this is the rumor, and now we have confirmation that Rice will be in Flotown at that time.. Good enough for us to spread the rumor. True? Who knows, and who cares?
It does make sense. There is no way Bible-thumpers like Jordan's crowd at Florence Baptist Temple would go for Andre Bauer. After all, he's in his forties, well-dressed, neat, handsome - and single. You get the assumed drift from there. Since we're on that rumor drift, we might as well be honest about the train of thought.... I drove my sister (she's gay) past it on the way to Zaxby's, and she uttered 'I don't suppose I would be too welcome here on Sunday mornings'. Maybe, but doubtful..
Of course, how much effect it has on the race is up for debate, but it does make it interesting - and it's always good for a sweet rumor or two!