I'll hang up and listen...
It feels like football season. I’m sure those words were spoken across the South this morning. For the seven people who still receive a newspaper at home, the words were spoken when they walked up the driveway to retrieve the paper; for the remaining millions -- unless they charge their phones outside -- the words were spoken a little later. It does not feel like football season because high schools have started handing out equipment or preseason camps at colleges and the NFL have begun. Those things happen at the end of July every year. But rarely does it feel like football season when they happen.
The Great Sammy Kershaw once sang “let's talk about anything, anything at all, but politics, religion, and her.” So far Not My Boys has heeded this sound advice, unless you count religion (college football) and her (Honey). But inspired by Independence Day, we decided to dip our toe into politics, specifically local politics. Because after all, as former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said, “all politics is local.” We scheduled a sit-down with John DeWorken and Russell Stall, the Republican and Democratic candidates respectively, for the at-large Greenville City Council seat being vacated by the retiring Gaye Sprague. This wasn't your typical political forum. The venue was Grateful Brew; there was beer involved.