Well, Charlottesville’s real City Council election—the Democrat primary—is over. Councilor Julian Taliaferro, the “show” horse in a three-way race, must now spend his final months of council “service” riding off into the Charlottesville sunset under a cloud of Party-inflicted humiliation.
Difficult as it may be to envisage at this time, there are tangible benefits to tanking, Chief. In case they are not directly discernible, we’ve enumerated ten for your consolation (readers, please contribute your own):
10) You’re free to vote “Republican” once again.
9) You can stand tall in the company of conservative friends who previously scorned your temporary affiliation.
8) No more will 4 x 8 “Obama” yard signs sully your pristine “Grove Gardens.”
7) You can quit pretending “education” is your top priority.
6) You may freely ignore constituent requests as other Council Democrats have done for decades.
5) Now, you can tell City Manager Gary O’Connell what you really think of him.
4) You finally can sign the divorce papers presented you by Dave Norris on May 3, 2006.
3) Mrs. T’s four-year-long “honey-do” list is a-waitin’.
2) You now have plenty of time to “run” calls with CARS.
And the number one reason that Julian Taliaferro should thank Charlottesville Democrats for his demotion: After nearly 70 years on this planet, you’ve finally learned that: “When you lie down with dogs—you get up with fleas.”
Riding off with the Chief is the “Empty Fire Suit” theme, produced especially for The Schilling Show. If this song, chronicling the Chief’s ponderous musings over myriad issues, doesn’t bring a nostalgic tear to your eye, then you’re simply not human![audio:http://schillingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/empty-fire-suit-theme.mp3]