by Andy Weddington
Friday, 29 July 2016
Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. Steven Wright
Last evening I retired with the haunting feeling I've seen this election before but troubled not knowing where and when.
Today it dawned on me - in a 1966 episode of The Andy Griffith Show titled 'Politics Begins at Home.'
In short, a seat on the Mayberry town council is open.
Andy, Goober, and Floyd convince county clerk Howard Sprague to run for the seat. And the town's Women's Club backs Aunt Bee.
Friction - albeit civilized - for the candidates' qualifications.
Andy, to resolve the friction, proposes a public debate.
Howard proves clear command of the issues with sensible solutions.
Aunt Bee proves to not know the issues, looks and sounds silly, recognizes it, and humbly concedes.
It's been 50 years and here we go again. But this time the open seat is in the Oval Office.
Who's Aunt Bee?
Well, there's no shortage of Goobers, Floyds, and Women's Clubs - from Mayberry to Manhattan (and all places between and beyond) - to ask.
A public debate is about 60 days away.
And this Andy can hardly wait for the episode.
Right now I'd sure like to hear what Steven Wright thinks.