Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Charles Barbour

As my family and I were eating lunch, I noticed Charles Barbour crossing the street. Barbour, Hinds County Supervisor and nephew of Governor Haley Barbour, ran for Public Service Commissioner -- and lost.

He must feel rotten today.

And I thought about that as he walked across the street. After all that hard work. After filming a commercial with his head out of frame. It all came down to last night. And now, the morning after.

The only election I ever lost was in 6th grade. And I can still feel the sting. (I won all the others I was in before I retired permanently from politics.)

I honestly felt bad for the guy.

UPDATE: I must be tired. I just reread this post and it almost sounds like I have feelings or something. Yeeeash.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Its not just the guys that lost. Think of their staff too. I worked on state wide campaign the last go around. We didn't win the seat, and I cried pretty hard over it. I had not slept in days and had worked my rear off. You put your heart and soul into something you believe in and it doesn't work out. That's politics.

Marshall Ramsey said...

I have a couple of friends whose respective bosses are retiring. Both of their lives are up in the air because of that. It's amazing how many lives get touched by what goes on election night.

Stacey said...

I don't imagine it'd be half as bad if they didn't do smear campaigns. "That guy SUCKS! He's such an idiot!" "oh... he won..." Now who looks silly?

Marshall Ramsey said...

My sympathy only runs so far. There are a few of them that I am just glad to see go away.

Stacey said...

Even from the cartoonist's standpoint?

Marshall Ramsey said...

Yes. It's hard to be funny when I am annoyed.

dhcoop said...

Sorry, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for someone who would let themselves be taped for television with their head chopped off and poking a fat finger up.

It'll be SO nice to watch tv without all the ridiculous ads! Of course, now we have to deal with the fact that our fav shows will undoubtedly not make it through the fall without writers. Oh well...it's always something!

regina Butler said...

The day after is always hard. Espcially when you live in a small town like I do and you've worked with one sheriff for 8 years and he loses to another. Getting accustomed to a new administration is hard.

Sandi said...

Not to be a downer, but that's life, yo. You win some, you lose some, and it doesn't always matter how hard you work.

(and kudos to Marshall for getting around blogger.com's super-annoying snafus yesterday.)

Watercolor said...

What did he do when he wasn't being a supervisor? Does he do something else? Like a regular career thing?