A political tsunami brings ashore strange creatures from the deep. Witness some of the Republicans in the legislature.
A serious Senator, Neal Hunt, comes up with a good idea that could repair burnt bridges for Republicans: pardon Reconstruction Governor W.W. Holden, who was impeached for standing up to the Ku Klux Klan.
But then there’s an uprising by the “Save-your-Confederate-money-boys, the-South-is-going-to-rise again” crowd.
Hunt has to stage a strategic retreat.
Speaking of Confederate money, Rep. Glen Bradley then proposes that North Carolina adopt its own currency.
Maybe we should lob a few shells into Fort Bragg to show those Yankees how we feel about abandoning the gold standard.
A TAPster (that’s my new term for readers who offer blog tips; their reward is a draft beer on me) reports that in one episode of the Andy Griffith Show (“A Black Day for Mayberry,” look for it on YouTube), Gomer gets tricked into holding up a sign reading: “Down With the Gold Standard.”
Some days, not even Andy and Gomer can compete with the legislative reality show.