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Dude, I’m Like, The Mayor, Or Something!

By Wyatt Earp | May 31, 2008

Oklahoma is OK. Well, it is for one young man. See, the Sooner city of Muskogee just elected a teenager as their mayor. If they elected this guy so easily, I may move their to be their new Emperor.

Any hoo, the boy wonder was my topic for this week’s Family Security Matters article. Here’s a glimpse into the swirling maelstrom that is my mind:

Remember when 19-year-olds were slackers who spent their days eating fast food, hanging out on street corners, and generally disappointing their parents? Remember when 19-year-olds were more interested in voting on American Idol than in a general election?

Apparently, John Tyler Hammons didn’t get the memo.

Next week, the skinny, fresh-faced kid will be sworn in as mayor – yes, mayor – of Muskogee, Oklahoma; a town made famous by the Merle Haggard song “Okie From Muskogee”

Merle Haggard? In his first act as mayor, Hammons should find another reason to make his town famous. Of course, when your city’s claims to fame are being the hometown of Robert Reed (Mr. Brady from The Brady Bunch) and leading the state in homicides five times in the last decade, suddenly being immortalized by a country singer doesn’t seem so bad.

You can read the rest of the frivolity HERE.

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