Note to Local Politicians

Just wanted to put this out there. Driving back and forth along the highway into our little town, I'm constantly reminded of our upcoming local election. This year, the good citizens of my little burg will decide whether they want to keep our current mayor for another term, or elect someone new. Also up for grabs are five city council seats.

The other thing I cannot help but notice is the one or two candidates that feel they absolutely must use their nickname enclosed in parentheses within the small space provided on their roadside campaign signs.

Just a word. The first thing that comes to mind as I read your campaign sign that says Billy Joe "Bubba" Jones, I cannot help but wonder if you realize you are no longer sitting in high school gym class, slapping your buddy's ass and talking about how far you got with your girlfriend this weekend.

Running our city is serious business, and I simply refuse to speak of serious matters with a city council person that prefers I call them "Home-slice."

I can only assume that other citizens feel the same, whether they will admit to it or not.

I mean, hey, just because wearing pants under boxers may be popular at the moment, doesn't make it right. I'm certain the whole nickname thing was a wash after "Maverick" and "Goose" were taken by those darn movie actors.

Thank you. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.