by Sam Hieb
Finally got some beach time down at Oak Island. Except for a couple of cloudy days, the weather was perfect. Finished one book, started another.
Funny, as I was packing to leave last Friday, I did think it was odd that Greensboro Mayor Keith Holliday, seemingly out of the blue, revived the controversy (to say the least) surrounding former Police Chief David Wray and City Manager Mitchell Johnson. I almost made a quick post speculating that something was about to break. Nah, I thought to myself; you never know what kind of bee will get in Mayor Holliday’s bonnet.
Cone and Guarino have on the situation as it’s unfolded. I’ll catch up on my reading and jump back in as news continues to break, considering the fact that Johnson characterizes the investigation as “fluid,” without further elaboration. Geez.
For now, I’ll provide a quote from Joseph Ellis’ book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. In the final chapter, which focuses on the often not-so friendly correspondance between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as they reflect their respective roles in the Revolution and the founding of this great nation, Ellis writes about Jefferson:
But he was a natural contrarian, a born critic, whose fullest energies manifested themselves in the act of doing intellectual isometric exercises against the fixed objects presented by someone else’s ideas.
Sounds like a blogger, doesn’t it?