The end of an era

The death of John McNichol, Delaware County’s GOP boss.

It might have been 1995 when I was alone with him in Republican headquarters, waiting for election results on the historic night Democrats won the city of Chester. I could only hear his end of the conversation, but I did note that his skin was turning a remarkable shade of greenish-gray. When he was done, he hung up, looked at me and said, “What do you expect when you let a bunch of monkeys run things down there?”

Your Republican party, ladies and gentlemen.