All hail the victorious drinkers of Gahan’s Kool-Aid BUT let the record show that the pirate bested the copperhead.

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There can be no doubt.

Hundreds of thousands of special interest dollars later, turnout nudged up in the city and New Albany’s DemoDisneyDixiecratic Party turned back the challenge from the GOP.

The new council alignment will be 5 DemoDisneyDixiecrats, 3 Republicans and an Independent. Dear Leader has complete control, and that’s just the way it is. Maybe if we’re lucky and Santa’s willing, he’ll be indicted for tax evasion or something.

There’ll be more to say about the election results, which were uniformly bad for those favoring honesty, transparency and fiscal responsibility in government, but until then there’s a vital point to be made.

2019
Jeff Gahan 4,631 or 55%
Mark Seabrook 3,407 or 40%
Dan Coffey 409 or 5%

2015
Gahan 3,527 or 53%
Kevin Zurschmiede 2,695 or 40%
Roger Baylor 462 or 7%

That’s right. My independent race in 2015 netted more votes and a higher percentage than Coffey’s. I’ve got THAT going for me.

Congratulations to the participants, whether they won or lost. I’m not sure where the resistance goes from here, but life goes on.

Did I remember to point out that my independent race in 2015 netted more votes and a higher percentage than Coffey’s?

Any port in a storm, my friends.

Any at all.

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