As the "candidate non grata" in Durham's mayoral
election I have a few quick observations based on the
Wrestlemania-like performances of Mayor Bell and Councilman
There is an old African proverb that says "when two
elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers." In
Durham, the elephants are Bell and Stith and the grass
is the citizens of Durham, especially the children.
I sit back and observe this fighting and I ask myself,
"Weren't these guys playing on the same team?"
It's like Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith getting in a
slugfest on the field after losing a game while the
fans are screaming that we need a new team.
Maybe, tomorrow's headline should be " Bell and Stith
Clobber Each Other with Fiddles, while Durham Burns."
Alas, in the end, this election fued is just like professional
"wrasslin.'" As much as Nature Boy Ric Flair and the American
Dream Dusty Rhodes would yell at each other and smash each
others heads with chairs, at the end of the day it was just a
show to dupe the gullible fans into buying more wrestling tickets
or in this case, getting the people of Durham to vote for them...