Queue The Hallelujah Chorus

Queue the singing angels. Queue the ticker tape parade. Queue the marching bands and twirlers and dancing clowns. Clayton County takes Step One of their Twelve Step Program.

Victor Hill is defeated.

Jewel Scott is defeated.

Lee Scott’s attempt to unseat Eldrin Bell and solidify the Lee family dictatorship is defeated.

Mike Edmundson, another commissioner celebrated.

He said the victories of Lawson, Kimbrough and County Chairman Eldrin Bell would “really be a stake in the heart” of the spirit that’s been attacking Clayton County.

“I feel great,” he said, “because these are people who really want the best for Clayton County. That’s better than working with people who have private agendas.”

The people of Clayton County have spoken. There will a mountain of work to do, to clean up the mess of the last four years. These folks want what’s best for the county, not for themselves. For the first time in years, it’s a bright and hopeful morning on the southside.

But best of all, they are finally rid of Victor.

Hill, the controversial figure who has compared himself to Christopher Columbus, Muhammad Ali, Batman and Jesus, boasted he’d be sheriff for 20 years, but ended up losing with 48 percent of the vote.

The left out Napoleon. In the days to come, county officials would be advised nail down everything in that courthouse so that it doesn’t disappear ala the Clinton looting of “exit” from the White House.

1 Comment

  1. Being Political said,

    August 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I am so relieved!I do feel sad for the people who will take over these posts as they had loads of work to do as the Scotts and Hill did not do much!
    Wonder where Hill will work next ?And who will want him?


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