Just think, if Bubba had put a couple of more fins into his campaign war chest, he could have been a St. Andrews Public Service District commissioner.
As Robert Behre reports today, Jimmy Buffett was one vote shy of winning a seat on the West Ashley PSD in the Nov. 6 election. To be fair, God and Mickey Mouse were in the same boat.
Apparently, everybody’s on the run these days.
But you have to figure God has better things to do than run a PSD (like influencing national elections), and Mickey Mouse is too busy polishing up on his lightsaber skills since he just adopted Darth Vader. But Buffett would have been a great pick.
Just imagine watching Buffett trying to reason with the brush fire season, or coming up with new ways for the water system to defy gravity. It would have been better than a Livingston Saturday night.
And what a great campaign Buffett could have run – handing out grapefruit and Juicy Fruit in a tin cup chalice, taking supporters on a lovely cruise, showing up to rallies in a white sport coat and a pink crustacean. And campaign themes – he’s got more than he could use. How about “Why Don’t We Get Drunk?”
Buffett is a pretty shrewd businessman, so it’s surprising he wasn’t more interested in picking up the $5,000 a year for serving, which is roughly what he makes in the 3 minutes it takes to play the classic “They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More.”
I demand a recount. This is the biggest sham since the Peanut Butter Conspiracy. Buffett should serve one term on the St. Andrews PSD. After all, imagine how many people would attend their meetings. Then voters might actually figure out who was actually running for the job, and what a PSD does.
Happy Friday. This is one of my faves: