The Montgomery Advisor explains that Fairhope, AL finally has something to truly ‘hope’ for… a new ‘breed’ of politician, Wille Bean Roscoe P. Coltrane:
FAIRHOPE — One of the candidates in the race to become Fairhope’s next mayor is considerably more hairy than the rest. He also has twice as many legs and a constantly wagging tail.
Wille also has some high-falutin’ supporters:
Some of his supporters say all the politicking, name-dropping and sign-maneuvering in the seven-man Fairhope mayoral race is wearing on them weeks ahead of the Aug. 26 election.
“I think he polishes up the field,” said Vince Kilborn, 66, of Fairhope. “We need new blood.”
Kilborn, former Gov. Don Siegelman’s chief attorney in his ongoing criminal corruption case, added about the dog: “He doesn’t have any skeletons in his closet. He’s eaten them all.”
And if you believe such a thing is unprecidented, there have been two other dogs elected as mayor… a black Lab named Junior Cochran and a mutt named Goofy Borneman.
In Wille’s case, some think he should do like Senator Obama and go national, fast:
Julie Ford, a volunteer at The Haven, Fairhope’s no-kill animal shelter, said Willie Bean is setting his sights too low.
“I think he should run for president,”…