Saturday, April 5, 2014

Good Ol' Boys

I’ve read and heard throughout the campaign for West Fork Mayor that my husband, Charlie, is a member of the Good Ol’ Boy Network or GOB Club.  That worried me a little because I just didn’t see it.  My concern led me to do some research.  

According to my first source, the Urban Dictionary, a good ol’ boy can be one of two things. One is that a good ol’ boy
1 – is from the South. New Mexico is south of somewhere, I guess. 
2 – likes cheap beer. Nope.
3 – is a NASCAR fan. Uh-uh. That’s a no.  
4 – follows pro wrestling. Sorry.
5 - drives a muscle car or pickup – O.K., he drives two different pickups, but he sold his muscle cars quite a while ago.

A second possible good ol’ boy
1 – comes from old money. That’s not Charlie.
2 – has a degree from a prestigious Southern college. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado.
3 – wears nice clothes such a collared shirts and khakis. Not often. (They don’t make Life is Good tee shirts with collars, but he does have a nice pair of khaki carpenter pants.)

Just when I was about to give up hope, I ran across these entries from
·      a person who belongs to a network of friends and associates with close ties of loyalty and mutual support.
·      a man considered as being trustworthy and dependable because of his ordinary and down-to-earth background and upbringing.

Yep, there it is. Finally.  Charlie is trustworthy and dependable and down-to-earth.  And, in spite of what some have been led to believe, a network of friends who are loyal and mutually supportive is a good thing.

Now I can say with confidence, Vote for Charlie Rossetti in the April 8 special election for Mayor of West Fork. 

He is, after all, a Good Ol’ Boy!

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Rossetti,
    Congratulations on your win tonight in the special election to complete Frances Hime's term. The large voter turnout for this election indicates to me the desire of West Fork citizens to participate in the democratic process. I'm sure we both will continue to work to make West Fork a town we can all be proud of. Good luck on achieving the best for our town.
    Respectfully, Steve Winkler