Feb 26, 2018
Grasping For The Peanut Gallery
When I was a boy the audience at the Howdy Doody Show, comprised of children, was called the Peanut Gallery. Later that phrase became a metaphor for an unsophisticated group. Wikipedia states that A peanut gallery was, in the days of vaudeville, a nickname for the cheapest and ostensibly rowdiest seats in the theater, the occupants of which were often known to heckle the performers. Although the defense for Mayor Ed Pawlowski has rested, Ed keeps reaching out to the local social media groups. Even this past weekend he was putting up links to headlines by his defense attorney that professed his innocence. He is still trying to campaign to his sycophants and assorted sickos.
I am conscious of the fact that I have written about this phenomena several times already, but I find it fascinating. It reminds me of the disgraced television pastors who suddenly find G-d again. I believe that Ed may become such a preacher upon his release from prison.