A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 6:00 p.m.

For the week ending 3/18/00:
The Story Republicans outvote Democrats in Tuesday's primary by a margin of 2,602 to 1,983.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin The Republican Spin: "We told you we would take over the county." The Democratic Spin: "In the general election, votes will be cast for the best person, and the Democrats have the best people." The Spin's spin:  In November, we can only assume that those that don't know either candidate will, based upon the numbers, opt for the Republican candidate. With a huge turnout expected due to the presidential race, this in going to be interesting.

The Story After learning of the GOP landslide, Republican Party Chairman Dick Chase stated: "There's no rhyme or reason to it. There were a lot of new voters".
News worthiness ****
The Spin Aren't you supposed to say something about conservatism, personal responsibility, cutting taxes, Rush Limbaugh, and eliminating government waste?

The Story After Precinct 3 commissioner candidate Fred Farrell barely missed being in a run off with winners Farley Bridges and Mikel Richardson, Farrell stated: "I will not vote for either one. One's a crook and one's a part-timer"
News worthiness ***
The Spin Where have you been? That's the type of shoot-from-the-hip campaigning that The Spin has been begging for. 

The Story In a story about the delay of funding by the Texas Department of Transportation for the widening of State Highway 114, the Messenger writes that the situation is like "waiting on a woman": "It may require some patience, not to mention the possibility that they may change their minds, but it's probably worth it".
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Spin applauds the Messenger for a little off-handed, politically incorrect humor. We do, however, encourage all women's groups to march on the steps of the newspaper's offices on Monday morning.

The Story Agriculture Week leads to a request that we reflect upon Wise County dairy farmers "as you pour milk on your cereal" for their "often unrecognized" efforts .
News worthiness *
The Spin The Spin recognizes them everytime we shell out $2.05 for a half gallon of skim milk. 

The Story Wise County election returns not released until 9:45 p.m. 
News worthiness ****
The Spin The Spin thought is was bad in the old days when we went insane listening to Porter Wagner and Mo Bandy on Wise County's only radio station as we awaited the election results. With the Internet, we now have the privilege of developing carpal tunnel syndrome due to hitting the "refresh" button on our browser 5,000 times between 7:00 p.m and 9:45 p.m. on election night. 

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