Friday, September 10, 2010

Stark County 'political berserker' is breakout YouTube hit

Let's take a quick break from the Frank Russo scandal, shall we? While Cuyahoga County recoils in disgust from our pious ex-auditor's greed, the rest of the nation gazes at Canton in jaw-dropped horror.

Just two days ago, Phil Davison, Minerva village councilman and doomed candidate for Stark County treasurer, delivered a spittle-flecked rant at a Republican forum. Then the mostly-unemployed guy went home and figured that would be that. Now he's a star on most every TV news network. His bat-crazy six minutes of infamy are flashing frantically across YouTube. The Huffington Post has labeled him a "political berserker."

My favorite part is where he screams he has a master's degree in communications. Really?

For local context, I refer you to the Canton Repository, which reports that Davison frightened an old lady and caused Republicans to avert their eyes in revulsion.

This blogger helpfully explains that Stark County is getting a new treasurer because someone stole $2.5 million from the treasury.

So, Clevelanders, however angry you are about Russo's misdeeds, stay cool. You don't want to end up like this guy.

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