Well, Arizona, it looks like we had a chance to rid Arizona of vampires in our abandoned mines, but we blew it.
Joe Hart won re-election as State Mine Inspector a couple weeks back with over 1 million votes or 98.29% of the votes cast. There was no organized opposition, but write-in votes totaled 18,312. The Secretary of State's office has not posted who got those write-ins but I wonder if some of them didn't go to write-in candidate Ian Kobe who ran on a campaign of "No Arizona Mine Draculas."
His Facebook site (his only campaign outlet?) says "A vote for Ian Kobe is a vote for an AZ with less Draculas!" [sic] and laments that children cannot play in abandoned copper mines because Joe Hart has not cleaned out the vampire dens.
I know and work with Joe. I interviewed him on our video magazine "Arizona Mining Review" and I have to admit, never once has he mentioned vampires, let alone vampires in mines, active or abandoned. Joe, all I can say is that I'm speechless!
|And the Arizona news media, obviously beholden to the pro-vampire community, ignored this burning issue in the Mine Inspector's race. I had to read the Chicago Sun Times to find out about it.|
And all this raises the question that if the mines are full of vampires, can zombies be far behind?
So kids, you're going to have to stay out of those old mines for a while longer.