It was the misfortune of a local political leader to have his face smeared all over the local daily’s web site for “impaired driving.” Do not jump to conclusions. This is Asheville. We celebrate, embrace, and wholly demand the impairment. What concerns us is, one of our own actually put the accelerator down in one of those carbon-emitting products of the corporate industrial complex.

We are awaiting details, and we have not yet lost hope. He could have been driving an electric car charged from the solar cells and wind turbines of local entrepreneurs funded with stimulus stabilization, or he could have been fueling the car with locally-grown, organic hemp.