For Carrboro Mayor-
Chapel Hill Resident Throws in Hat For Carrboro Mayoral Office
Saturday, August 5, Mitch called 250 of his closest friends together
for what they thought was going to be a 50th birthday celebration
with live music and dead goat for dinner. The group was elated to
hear Mitch announce his candidacy but were somewhat purplexed because
the election was just held last year. As any seasoned politician
will do, Mitch quickly transformed his own perplexed look to a smile,
laugh and joke about how he is preparing for the next election,
and then promptly asked if anyone happened to know when the next
election would be.(half joking?).
But who is Mitch really?
Is he the guy with the skinny legs, bald head and drooping socks
who is reputed to be lost in the 60's? Is that a picture of him
flashing the "Victory" sign for what this savy politician
predicts will be his victory in the next election, or is it a greeting
of peace to all The Carrboro News' readers?
Mitch is complex. How
else could you describe a Chapel Hill resident that is running for
a Town of Carrboro office? He doesn't like to play by "the
rules". He'd rather stick them in a box, shake it and let them
fall to the floor in a pile and then slowly remove and use the ones
he thinks would suit himself, much in the way a child would play
"pick up sticks."
Mitch is considerate.
How else would you describe a man who is keeping his last name off
the ballot because he is concerned with what the throng of publicity
would do to his family and their life should the community learn
that his last name is Renkow. We, at The Carrboro News, applaud
him for that and if we were running for public office, we would
also do anything we could to keep our last names out of the public
Mitch is a musican. That
more than anything else probably explains his demeanor. If any of
our readers have ever had a chance to spend any amount of time with
a musician(and we don't mean watching Ozzie on stage for 4 hours)
you'll know what we're talking about. Musicians are...well....sort
of like artists, but just a little bit less so. He plays in a band
called On the Road, or maybe it's Off the Road(with the oldest Male
Hooper in Carrboro, Michael Chandler)
but The Carrboro News has heard that it will be changed to Off the
Record once Mitch's November("in whatever year")victory
Mitch is a softball player.
Like most of the players in the Chapel Hill Rec Department league,
Mitch's days as the shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league
system are long over.(The CH Rec league has the highest per capita
of ex-professional baseball players in the United States!) His slow
pitch softball career almost ended when he tore his rotary cuff
in New Zealand playing rugby(or maybe crickett or it could have
been when he threw a 10 pound can of baked beans out the window
at the kids who were playing crickett while he was trying to sleep).
In his quick thinking manner he extended his career by moving to
first base and now runs and hands the ball to someone who can throw
it since his only other option would be to throw underhanded. Mitch,
the upfront type of guy he is, declared to The Carroboro News, "long
ago my father sat me on his lap and said 'Mitchell, if you want
to be respected in this world, don't ever do anything underhanded'.
To this day I have heeded my father's advise".
Mitch is a mayor. Not
many mayors are mayors before they become mayors, but Mitch is the
exception. He believes that people should dance
where they want, parking garages should
go up and not out and strongly supports the notion that Carrboro
needs to have a Bruceway and Statue of
The Dancing Bruce.
The Carrboro News whole
heartedly supports Mitch's candidacy.... Do you?(please complete