Does Humboldt County Politics need a Clay Davis? (NSFW)

I have been enjoying all of the local election coverage from print and web.  It just so happens that I recently finished watching the final season of HBO’s critically acclaimed show The Wire.  I was amazed that a show could be so complex, and be so blatant in its depiction of modern urban life.

I'll take any motherf*cker's money if he giving it away!

 

The Wire had so many memorable characters such as Omar Little, Bunk Moreland, Avon Barksdale, Stringer Bell, and Jimmy McNulty.  However, the one character I found most impressive was Maryland State Senator Clay Davis.

Clay Davis is born of the indiscretions of politicians past.  The wile senator was adept at being absolutely corrupt.  He was imminently eloquent while managing to have his hands in a number of pockets.  In this show, Clay Davis was laundering money for what may have been a number of Baltimore drug dealers (only later do we find out that he had a few more schemes he was working).  We are introduced to Senator Davis when his driver is stopped for a traffic violation while leaving the projects.  A police search of the car uncovered $200,000.  After careful consideration, the Baltimore Police Brass let the driver go without a citation.  Nobody wanted to mess with Clay Davis.

Eventually, Clay Davis was the target of a police investigation.  He was to be indicted for corruption.  A rap he would later beat.

What I love the most about Clay Davis is how unapologetic he was about where the money came from.  His skills were immense.  He conned drug dealers, and other politicians out of money all throughout the series.  He is by far my favorite politician of all time.  He is not even a real person, but he is my favorite.

It is a shame we do not have a local politician in Humboldt County like Clay Davis.  A civic leader like Senator Davis would make the political arena in our area much more fun.

So, who is going to step up???

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