In a momentous occasion for Mark Lovelace haters (and we guess lovers, if there are any out there), Mike Wilson has replaced his forebear on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.
Of note is the fact that both Lovelace and Wilson are currently in the running for the crown of THC’s Humboldt’s Biggest Asshole of 2016 – which you can vote on here: THC Poll: Vote for Humboldt’s Biggest Asshole of 2016
Sadly for both Lovelace and Wilson, it appears they’ve fallen too far behind in the running to best either Patrick Cleary or reigning champ Ryan Sundberg. Fortunately for Wilson, there may be a silver lining.
Citing a wish to the proud tradition of making it easier for leprechauns to effectively perform their duties as Supervisors, Lovelace found it necessary to pass on some hallowed relics for Wilson’s benefit. Unfortunately, you can’t see the “passing of the torch” because both Lovelace and Wilson weren’t tall enough to be caught on camera, but as we had a THC representative in the audience, we can give you a rundown of the ceremony.
Lovelace tearfully handed over two of the most important instruments of his office. First, he turned over the golden booster seat, which he said would make it possible for Wilson to stare down condescendingly at his fellow supervisors and members of the public – just like little ol’ Uncle Mark. Here it is:
Finally, Lovelace handed over an item he lovingly calls “The Claw,” which will make it possible for Wilson to reach the microphone without having to jump for it. He’ll also be able to pass along documents to his fellow Supervisors without having to get out of the booster chair – an action which poses some danger to the wee lads, as the booster seat raises them to a really scary height off of the ground.
The Claw- an item introduced to the Supervisor’s chambers by Lovelace himself – may very well go down as Mark’s most lasting, innovative, and worthwhile contribution to the workings of County government during his tenure in office.
THC salutes both Wilson and Lovelace, and we look forward to continue working on them both in the future.