yesterday i was talking to a friend of mine (who wishes to remain anonymous, natch - i'll call him "dave") who was at the asheville tourists game (perhaps you've seen video footage of manager joe mikulik's recent meltdown that got him suspended for a week, fined $1,000 and single-handedly raised billy martin-style histrionics to a whole new level) against the hickory crawdads on sunday, july 2nd.
in honor of independence day, admission was gratis for veterans, and who was there kissing hands, shaking babies and most likely trying figure out how to portray a free baseball game as a "veteran's benefit" but our own rep. charles taylor! at one point a small crowd of people were gathered around him, shaking his hand and wishing him "good luck" in the campaign. at this point "dave", who had recently seen kevin smith's mallrats again, was inspired. he worked his way into that crowd and proceeded to give ol' chainsaw charlie the dreaded stinkpalm.
probably not the most mature or civilized thing to do to an elected official, but it made me laugh to beat the band.