Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Quote 4 Edgy Mama

Edgy Mama, has a collection of some of her favorite quotations. I thought this would be a great addition.

Last night, I attended a candidate forum for the City of Asheville mayor-hopefuls. The following question was asked.

Moderator: "Who is your major contributor?"

Candidate Bill Branyon ,after deep thought, pulled the microphone closer to him, leaned forward into the microphone with his right index finger pressed firmly against his forehead as if contemplating; and replied, "Uhhhh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ME!"

Then, after all the other candidates had replied with more intelligible answers, Branyon used his 30 sec. rebuttal and advised all members of the audience, "It only costs $100 to run for mayor and they give ya a bunch of money to use for advertising, plus you get to know all the candidates real well. I encourage all ya'll to give this a try at least once in your life!"

This guy was great! Throughout the forum he had me laughing so hard that I was in tears. His response to one question was "I don't know anything about that, but once I'm mayor and ya'll are paying me for it, I'll learn it! I'm a quick study!" At one point he even said that Asheville was much like the Greenwich Village.

He sat between Terry Bellamy and Joe Dunn. While Terry tried to remain all professional (she would roll her eyes at him every now and then), everytime he said something Dr. Dunn would laugh and pat him on the back. Branyon smiled real big and said, "Dr. Dunn used to be my Dentist. He's real gentle. See I don't have any cavities. He'd make a good mayor."

5 comments:

Edgy Mama said...

Thanks, FD. I like your coverage--much more intriguing than the "I promise to provide funds for more affordable housing, blah, blah, blah..."

So did you make any voting decisions?

Also, there will be a smaller Meet and Greet and forum this Friday from 4:30-7:30 at the North Asheville Library.

Screwy Hoolie said...

Freeborn is having a pub party at Westville Pub on Haywood Road tonight at 9pm. It's a meet-n-greet / political rally for this city council candidate and darling of the Westside.

FD,

Thanks for the insight into Branyon. I had no idea he was so whimsical and testiculogrande.

Edgy Mama said...

Nice word, Screwy. Testiculogrande.

Got to love a guy who holds a rally at Westville Pub.

car said...

Well at least you eliminated one candidate--filthy hippy Bill Branyon. But who is for gentrification of the Lexington Ave area?

Screwy Hoolie said...

Eliminated? He might be just the guy we need.