Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So, you wanna be a state senator?

The Knox County Board of Commissioners will accept resumes from those silly enough to want to be a state bench warmer, I mean senator, up until July 14. This is for Jamie Woodson's 6th District seat. You might recall, Woodson got smart and took a real job working/leading some educational organization that I'm too lazy to look up because I don't really care.

Send your no-doubt made up resumes to:

Office of the Knox County Commission
Suit 603, Deathstar
400 Main Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37930

You also can fax them to: 215-2038 or email to: commission@knoxcounty.org

Also, before you send in your resume, make sure you meet the qualifications. You know, make sure you're a U.S. citizen, that you've lived in Tennessee for three years and lived in the county or district for at least one year, immediately preceding the appointment. Oh yeah, and the person selected cannot hold another office during the appointment period, which isn't going to be all that long.

Funny, the release that had all that information didn't say anything about how you probably shouldn't have a felony. Apparently, that's not a priority. To not have one, I mean.

The commission will interview the candidates on July 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the Deathstar. Officials will then appointment the new member during their regular meeting at July 25.


Brian Paone said...


You know, I said I wouldn't RUN for office for 20 years back in '07.

I don't recall ever saying anything about being appointed. And something like this WOULD be the ideal - short period of time, largely a caretaker position, not too much pressure on a complete rookie with a love of civics that's almost as large as his mouth...

Huh, indeed. What if? ;-)

Brian Paone said...

Oh, wait. Does one actually have to LIVE in District 6? Because I'm in 7.

Mike Donila said...

Yeah, you have to live in the district. Don't forget about the money (not that much but still) and the health care.

Brian Paone said...

Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Curses, foiled again.

Anonymous said...

That's okay Paone, you can run against your hero Campfield next time.

You need a new naming scheme at the paper. How about The Avenger Version 1.0? How do you get banned so much? Is it some kind of performance art?

Anonymous said...

he is just now saying.....winning!

does pone remind anyone of someone???


Anonymous said...

Didn't Charlie Harper drive his car off a cliff? He got banned a lot too.

Brian Paone said...

First anonymous comment, in order:

* Nah. I don't mind keeping Campy right there where he is. He's actually LESS dangerous as an elected representative than he would be as a private citizen (where he would likely be quite an effective lobbyist).

* I'm up to 18, and no. The Shed knows why I do what I do, and frankly it's between me and them. Feel free to figure it out for yourself if you like, or ask someone up there.

(I comment under my real name, and that's the way it's going to stay. Cutesy screen names are so 20th century.)

Brian Paone said...

Second anonymous comment:

If I wanted to make a pile of cash on a comedy routine, it'd have been done by now. (Likely a routine centered on being married and broke. At least, that's a popular bit at the tables.)

Brian Paone said...

And third anonymous comment:

If I were to commit suicide, it'd be the "deepthroat the shotgun barrel" routine. Preferably a 10-gauge. And to be honest, if I weren't married it'd have been done a long time ago. I'm only here for my wife.

Didn't expect a serious answer to that, did you.

Anonymous said...

"Didn't Charlie Harper drive his car off a cliff?"

That was not meant to be literal fella. Charlie Sheen destroyed his career with his off-screen behavior. So the people he wronged on the show wrote his Charlie Parker character drove off a cliff. Get it? It's a f*#&ing metaphor.

I'm outa here. Donila, you should remove these posts. TMI. Too creepy.

Brian Paone said...

It's "Harper", not Parker. And I guess you weren't expecting a serious answer.

You should get used to a lot more of them. I'm done with metaphors.