Perkins Derangement Cartoons
Someone emailed me recently:
This is why I’ll never run for office.
Here’s the latest one and the logic behind it is bonkers, as usual. It appears that a private citizen named Roy Carroll has managed to keep some of his money while attempting to renovate a Greensboro downtown building, with little success. This fellow has in the past come before council in attempts to win grants, tax relief and bonds for various projects. He also apparently knows councilman Perkins and once flew them to Las Vegas on his jet, which is probably just leased.
The Short Bus Bloggers know Robbie is very smart and generally up to no good. But they have no idea how brilliant Perkins really is.
Once upon a time, Roy Carroll appeared before the Greensboro City Council and asked for some sort of financial assistance in gutting the old Wachovia Building and building condos. As councilman Perkins considered the request, he thought to himself:
Hmmm… sometime, years in the future, the wife and I might go splitsville and I’ll need a place to crash. It sure would be nice to have a downtown penthouse overlooking the baseball park. Of course, by then my political career will have been so successful that I will have attracted a pathetic cabal of illiterate Republicans, who will follow my every move and interpret them with outlandish conspiracy theories. Hell, it’ll probably get so bad during my campaign for mayor that they start publishing rudimentary cartoons with my picture.
Councilman Perkins considered what the future might hold a while longer, then thought:
And voted to approve Roy Carroll’s request.