But clearly there won't be any more "Ax Men" TV shows, since it wasn't renewed for another season. Which means that the pudgy young local featured in it is casting around for what to do next to earn more money than he's worth - and what better place to aim for than the County Courthouse? Where else can an uneducated, know-nothing with no real world experience (like Mike Chapman before him) hope to earn nearly a hundred grand a year and have no real boss?
Is this how you picture a 21st Century County Commissioner?
I mean, let's be real here. This guy hasn't given a good goddamn about local politics before. But now that he needs a job...Hey, he's suddenly civic minded doncha know! Sure, he's fuzzy on the details, but...So are the voters a lot of the time. And he was on TV! He's sort of like Clallam County's own Donald Trump, only he looks like Jim McIntire, Jr.
Don't fool yourselves, people. This guy would be a disaster as a County Commissioner. But if he runs, I'd give him a very good chance of winning. He'd certainly demolish Maggie Roth in a primary, and I don't see old man Ron Richards being too hard to best in a general election. In any case, it's a risk I'm sure most of you would rather not take, but there it is nonetheless.
So before you get too excited about new shows at the Lincoln Theater, you'd best do some hard thinking about the outfall from a certain cancelled TV show. Do you really want another fat, logging local boy in charge of things?