Well, the time to pull nomination papers for Alderman and Mayor is just around the corner, and the posturing and letters to the editor are beginning. Tell us your election-season (a.k.a. Silly Season in these parts) horror stories -- I'll start off with one:
In a *former* job, a long-term alderman was facing his first serious election challenge in decades. Yes decades, he was over 70. Since all meetings were televised on local access cable, every meeting became his personal podium. On one particular non-issue, street paving schedules if i recall, he decided to make an issue, declaring "Its time to take the tiger by the tail before he eats the rabbit". No one questioned his logic. Later in the week at Plan Commission he oppossed a sign permit, stating "Signs are like snow". And when questioned about that, snapped "You know what I mean."
THE IDIOT WON BY A LANDSLIDE!