We lost a great man when Representative Charlie Norwood passed away this morning. The funeral arrangements have not yet been set, there certainly hasn’t been a special election date set yet, and the sun has ony just gone down on the day of Norwood’s death — and already there is a politician with such a dearth of dignity that he has already announced himself as a candidate for the seat.
“I’m going to resign my state Senate seat, and yes, I am going to run,” said State Senator Ralph Hudgens, Republican from Georgia’s 47th district (which includes the half of the People’s Republic of Athens-Clarke County that I don’t live in, thank goodness), only hours after Dr. Norwood’s passing.
Well thank goodness for that. All we need in Washington is another stuffed-shirt politician who has so little situational awareness or respect for his fellow man that he can’t even wait one single day before declaring that he’s in the running for the spoils of a dead man’s legacy.
Seriously, would it have been that hard to tell the AP: “I will discuss my intentions after the Norwood family and friends have had time to grieve. Politics comes later.”?
Apparently so. At least let the man be buried, Ralph. Although, if waiting one whole day was too much to ask, who knows what a whole week would have done to you.