When Earl Ray approached our table, we figured it wasn't to see if we needed drink refills, so we took the opportunity to catch up on old times. We gave Earl Ray an official "I Stopped PATH!" button, just like the ones we were wearing. I'm certain he will wear it proudly during campaign season.
Somehow the discussion got onto the topic of appointing a new PSC Commissioner to replace expired Commissioner McKinney. Earl Ray told us he was still evaluating the candidates, but probably wouldn't be able to make an appointment in the next 2 weeks. He's been so busy campaigning that he hasn't had time to evaluate all the candidates and make a decision.
I know Earl Ray is always working in the citizens' interest, so I have hope that perhaps he'll manage to eke out a quiet moment or two to make a decision on this important matter, that he's been considering since June 30, within the next two weeks (and besides, when have I ever accepted "No" as anyone's final answer?)
So, if you happen to see our friend Earl Ray at your local ice cream parlor, be sure to ask him if he's made a decision yet. Oh, and ask to see his button!