Way back in August, Humboldt was blessed with the news that our upcoming 3rd District County Supervisor race gained a real dark-horse candidate in the form of good ol’ Uri Driscoll.
Let it be known here and now that THC loves us a good underdog story. After all, half of us have Cinderella tramp stamps tattooed on us (THC’s other half kept fainting from the pain mid-tattoo.) Point is, we almost always root for the underdogs.
Unfortunately, we just can’t get behind Uri Driscoll. It’s not because we have anything against horses or sand dunes – it’s just that, politically speaking, Mr. Driscoll is a dud. None of this is necessarily to say that Driscoll has bad ideas or is a kook or anything like that – although, if you are interested in such things, you can check out the comments on this LoCO post about his campaign announcement – but to point out that Uri has no frickin’ chance of winning the upcoming election. Nada-zip-zilch.
And while normally that’s just fine, in this particular race it creates a huge problem: Uri’s candidacy will take away votes from the esteemable and freaking awesome Mark Wheetley, thereby increasing the chances of an evil-empire style take over by the rotten Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson. Do you really want a guy like Mike (pictured below), taking over a eat on our County’s Board of Supes?
So, please, go ahead and join Uri at his campaign kick-off/pine planting party on Saturday (thanks, Chiv!). We’re pretty sure that there is a “can’t see the political forest for the coastal pine trees” joke in there somewhere, but we’re too lazy to dig it up. THC sincerely hopes that you get a real kick out of watching Uri’s excellent Ross Perot impression in all it’s glory. It’s actually quite good:
But, while you’re there, be sure to tell Uri this – if he really is interested in serving the greater good of Humboldt County, he needs to drop out of the race pronto. It’s going to take a considerable push from right-minded people here in Humboldt to avert the disaster that would be Mike Wilson for Supervisor – and the best thing that Uri can do for himself, and for all of us, is to head for the bench and root for Wheetley.