Down in Damascus, according to the Bristol Herald-Courier, you have to choose between these two towering figures for the position of mayor, both of whom, it would seem, have a big future in Virginia's Democratic Party (we'll just make the assumption that both are Democrats; it fits):
... a knock-down, drag-out fight to be mayor. The race pits incumbent Creed Jones, 81, against challenger Chad Byron, a 27-year-old Iraq War veteran.I think the good people of Damascus should have access to liquor-by-the-drink. They sure need it.
Neither candidate is ideal. Jones raised eyebrows with his off-the-wall pledge to fire the entire town police force if he is re-elected. (For the record, we oppose this concept unless there is proof that officers are neglecting their duty or breaking the law.) His opponents also are making much of his apparent "support" for a liquor-by-the-drink
Byron, meanwhile, is embroiled in a flap about his use of a town fire truck to fill up his personal swimming pool and a possible debt to the fire department’s bingo hall. (link)