Congressional Idol?

Crisco and Aiken (Associated Press)

Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken was just certified as the winner of his Democratic congressional primary in North Carolina—and all because his opponent was found dead on Monday.

Keith Crisco—former N.C. Secretary of Commerce—was giving Aiken a run for his money until the 71-year-old’s lifeless body was discovered in his Asheboro home. Crisco apparently had some kind of fall and sustained injuries that eventually killed him. To date, his death has been ruled an accident, but I had my doubts when I first heard this story.

Is it possible Aiken had something to do with this? Do Idol contestants—even those who lose—really have this kind of power?

Obviously, Clay is no killer and even suspended his campaign in honor of an opponent he called a “gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant.” He will now face Republican Renee Ellmers in November… if she lives that long.

I’m kidding!

Posted on May 14, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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