Once upon a time, in a land far away, the people of a state elected a man named King to be their governor.

A few years and a few leaders later, a man named Paul and two other men ran for election. Because it was a three-way race, Paul was put into office even though he received less than half the total votes cast that day.

Paul immediately took control and became sort of a King Paul by his thoughts and deeds. He didn’t mind insulting or street bullying or firing those that offended him, which is better than beheading.

He supported nepotism and paying to paint a race car with the realm’s money, and rewarding his loyal supporters with hefty raises, some higher than a lot of people in the kingdom earned in total for the year.

But the greed of the few outweighs the needs of the many. And, after all, the story of King Paul is only a fairy tale dream, right?

Lee Snow

Gorham