One thing I learned, from my parents being relatively active in the town I grew up in, is that state and local politicians, and particularly town or borough council meetings, are like flypaper for the mentally unstable. It’s unfortunate that one of our local reps is finding himself in this situation. I first noticed this article at MSNBC yesterday, which spoke of the guy’s demands:
â€œI want my name cleared,â€ he said. â€œ Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt (famous race car drivers) can vouch for me. I may run for president,â€ said a rambling Buehl.
This looks to me like yet another failure of our mental health system. This guy should probably be in a mental hospital, or, at least monitored to ensure he’s taking his prescribed medication.