The only thing I ever really knew about Cinco de Mayo is that it was always a good excuse to get drunk.
But, for Knoxville mayoral candidate Mark Padgett, it's a good excuse for you to give him $500 in coin.
Or is $5?
Whatever. (Is he going to ask for another $5, or $500, on July 4, too?)
I just got another one of his silly “news” releases. It includes a no-doubt sappy Mother's Day message from the aspiring politico (haven't watched it because my work computer sucks), as well as a bold headline that reads: “Love Cinco de Mayo? Help us Raise $500 Today!”
Right below that it says:
“Since it's Cinco de Mayo, we're asking you to help us TODAY by taking five seconds to donate $5 to our campaign.
Seriously? What the hell?
I got $5 that says he doesn't even know what the $*%$ Cinco de Mayo really is.
In the meantime, this whole message makes me want to keep my fiver (of $500) and go get drunk.