About nothing? I recall those prophetic words every time the hyperkinetic Mendenhall Mud Machine lowers the bar still further in the recall campaign against Mayor Don Plusquellic. It just happened again with comedic force with the word from the front that Warner & Co. now want to remove Summit County Democratic Chairman Wayne Jones from the Board of Elections and have asked Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to do the heavy lifting. The charge against Jones: He's "overly partisan" in the recall competition. I can't make this up.
I have to think about this, while Mendenhall obviously hasn't. Long before there were hi-tech voting machines and other far-out paraphernalia, partisanship was never a disqualifier to serve on the Board. Each party is allotted two seats to duke it out. Even the Board's Deputy Director, Bryan Williams, a Republican still brooding over his loss to Plusquellic in an earlier election, has said that he has offered Mendenhall "spiritual" guidance. (My hunch is that it is a lot more than that.)
Another curious element in all of this: Brunner is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in what is shaping up as a tough primary campaign and I'll let you guess how deeply she wants to be involved in an effort against Plusquellic, the most prominent Democrat in the city. (I thought you'd see it that way.)
No, mark the paper-thin challenge to Jones as still another stunt that, like George and Jerry's ill-fated comedy shows, is about nothing.