by Ron Gregory
WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Democrat Ladies organization is planning a Meet the Candidate event for next weekend. However, in keeping with the Ladies long-standing tradition, they are attempting to keep any potential voters from knowing about it.
The Chronicle has repeatedly asked Democrat Ladies representatives to inform the paper when an event is planned. This would allow us to let our readers — and some voters who are independent in nature and not under the control of the powers that be — an invitation to these types of events.
Simply put, the Ladies have consistently refused to do that. No notice; no call; no smoke signals from Matewan. We are not about, then, to discuss the Democrat Ladies secret time and location of this Meet-the-Candidate gathering. Suffice it say we know when and where but we certainly wouldn’t want to encourage an extra voter to get involved in the process.
Those really wanting to know the details can call and we will tell you. PLEASE don’t ask any of the members — at least until a week or two after the event has passed. Allow them sufficient time to pat themselves on the back for what a great job they are doing to encourage the Democrat ticket in Mingo.