Primary matters: Election day in Mason County
August 4, 2022
Salesman on train: “How far you going, friend?”
Harold Hill: “Wherever the people are as green as the money, friend.”
— “The Music Man”
Writing a newspaper column sometimes requires fishing. You get an idea the fish are biting 20 yards off the point during the outgoing tide, so you go there. You sit in a boat. And you wait. And you wait.
I’m no fisherman, but I’ve heard this is how fishing works.
My idea was to spend some of primary election day sitting in a camp chair watching the comings and goings at the ballot drop box outside the county administration building on...