The misguided and/or disoriented souls who elected just this clown to the City Council – despite his having gone AWOL the first time and then, as mayor, turning Salisbury, once the "crossroads," into the "cesspool" of the Eastern Shore – are probably too blind to realize that their boy has once again duped them. No sooner was the vote count announced than he was touting himself as our next U.S. Congressman.
So, what say you now, suckers (and that’s what he has played you for).
The rest of us say “go for it,” Jimbeau, because we need some humor to make life during another year plus under Obama semi-bearable.
Outside of Salisbury, Ireton would encounter the same hostile voter response as Democrats of the same stripe – Anthony Brown and Rick Pollitt among others. His worship of O’Malley and Obama would not be overlooked. Nor his exploits at Rehoboth Beach and in da ‘bury. It’s unlikely that he would survive the party’s primary, unless the only other candidate were Ron Pagano.
But if he reached the general election, Ireton would surely get at least two votes from local Democrats who don't reside in Salisbury: Pagano and Michael Pretl. And he could count on endorsements by Democrats of his ilk, including those named above as well as Barney Frank and his same sex spouse.
It would be an interesting, albeit disgusting, but highly unsuccessful campaign. We can’t wait for it to start.