Newly-elected Idaho Representative Mark Patterson has better things to do than wrestle in the halls of the State Capitol with a poltical zombie.
No offense to Mr. Steve Berch, the zombie-fellow who lost the seat to Patterson on November 6th, but please realize, you are politically dead.
The campaign is over and Mark Patterson won.
And reporters at the Capitol? C'mon, you've got much better things to do with your time than listen to the guttural groans of a Dawn of the Dead political corpse, don't you?
I'm not familiar with Mr. Patterson's stories - I'm sure though that if he blew it and said something stupid, that he won't do it again. Just a hunch, but I bet it's a good one.
And I don't know Mr. Berch's attack points, either. Touting "I don't do Facebook" comments by his opponent, all the while zombie-smacking him down, as if it will produce a post-defeat victory? He needs to just take the loss, close down his Press Release factory and get back to helping in any productive non-zombie way that he can.
I don't know either candidate personally, but I know the district personally - having campaigned for myself in it several times and for other candidates since 1991. The people of District 15 want to see a leader not a non-dead election zombie.
They elected a leader.
Yet they also got a zombie-like ex-candidate who refuses to climb into his political crypt, dated Nov 6th, 2012.
So, let's just stop the reporting on Mr. Berch.
Mr. Berch, go back to the hive - you're not going to be seated in the House of Representatives, no matter what decibel level you hit.
Mr. Patterson, go do your work.
PS: I'm wondering, though, if I should start looking over my shoulder, listening to the quiet groanings of someone in a muffled voice following behind me, saying, "More brains, more brains..." Tee hee.