It took a while but Chuck McCullough has finally launched a website for his GOP county executive campaign. It's pretty nice too.
The Pittsburgh Comet's Bram Reichbaum likes it so much -- and its automatic playing of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" -- that he all but endorses the indicted attorney (who faces trial after the primary) for election. Part of the reason is a lack of faith in the other three candidates.
Says Bram (using govt-resolution-speak):
"Chuck believes strongly in term limits and will set an example by serving one term only as County Executive."
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that as all four candidates have demonstrated the same eagerness to swagger down an overly-traveled path of anti-intellectual regressive pandering, counterproductive executive mismanagement and obtuse can-kicking, we may as well go with the one that will allow us the mercy of a clean slate in four years, possesses decent taste in music and is allegedly at least the most transparent crook.Even Jim Roddey, while no fan of McCullough-as-executive, is on record saying what a good lawyer McCullough is. And the only JD we have is in handle-form. But I'd say the chances of Attorney McCullough securing the legal rights/permission to play Petty's full song (especially given Petty's politics) are pretty slim -- so slim that we wonder if the candidate is seeking an audition for a YouTube video, a la Charlie Crist v David Byrne.