The NewAlbanist: “And Then There Were … None?”


Admittedly, it struck me as a bit premature that Brad Bell announced his candidacy for the 2015 council race some 20 months before the primary.

In addition, there’s a “once bitten, twice shy” hangover from my erstwhile newspaper column’s shoddy treatment (post-primary, 2011) at the hands of the Blind Goys from Alabama.

It’s also true that no one’s running for anything until there’s the correct election to contest. Verily, at this precise moment, I’m not running for office, although if you’re interested in examining the platform from my council race in 2011, the Facebook campaign page remains up.

Clear as mud? Now, here’s what the bookseller (NewAlbanist) has to say, and as always, it’s quite thought-provoking. Now if you’ll excuse me, there are tea leaves to be read.

And Then There Were … None?

by newalbanist

At their next family reunion, if not sooner, Jeff Gahan, New Albany’s mayor, and Dan Coffey, the city’s longest-tenured city council member, will surely share a satisfied chuckle over their cooling baked beans and warming potato salad. For yet another talented and innovative New Albanian has thrown in the towel and conceded the electoral field to the reigning cabal.
My friend, Roger Baylor, seems to have literally done that. In the midst of a renewed effort on his part to simply help improve our city, Roger has been compelled to issue a caveat in conjunction with that effort – “I’m not running for office.” More on this, below.