Walk, jog or ride?
The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands was this past weekend, and of course that meant a parade of politicians. Clark County Live posted dozens of photographs, and here’s what some of our local electeds looked like on May 19.
Clearly, the preferred method of travel for elected county officials was in a convertible.
Here’s Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke:
And Commissioner Marc Boldt. See how parade organizers can’t even spell his name correctly on the side of his car? (And he’s been a commissioner since 2005!) It’s M-A-R-C, short for Marcus. As for the stuffed animal, Marc says it’s a pony that belongs to the owner of the Mustang. Not a donkey.
Here’s Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick. Please folks, don’t approach the vehicle to argue about your assessed value:
Then once Van Nortwick decides how much your home is worth, you send your property taxes to this guy, Treasurer Doug Lasher:
Let’s stop talking about taxes. Parades are supposed to be fun! Speaking of fun, here’s a man who is actually funnier than you might think: Sheriff Garry Lucas!
Now, not everyone chose to ride in the back of a convertible. Commissioner Steve Stuart said he and Auditor Greg Kimsey chose to walk because they think riding in the back of convertibles should be reserved for princesses.
Here’s Big Stu:
And Kimsey jogged along the route, handing out saltwater taffy to children and crossing back and forth to make sure he hit both sides of the street.
Finally, who invited this guy? Hey, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, this is Hazel Dell. Unincorporated Clark County. You have no authority up there. We are impressed that he’s not in a suit, although it does look like he just rolled out of bed.