Military man finds himself battling the GOP | IndyStar.com Military man finds himself battling the GOP
If there's even the tiniest chance a situation can be fouled up, count on the dysfunctional Marion County Republican Party to do the job.
Consider the case of Lance Langsford, a friendly and hard-working Republican councilman from the city's Eastside.
A firefighter in normal times, Langsford and his Indiana National Guard unit were recently activated. So, as the rest of us prepare to soak in the madness of this weekend's Final Four, Langsford is living in a barren camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.
'If you find a strip of grass, you're lucky,' he said by phone from Kabul over the weekend. 'TB is commonplace. They just found avian flu.'
But Langsford didn't call to discuss life in Kabul. He called to talk about the Marion County Republicans who are abandoning him.
'I'm getting kicked in the (rear),' he said."
A kick in the rear is not as bad as a kick in the teeth.