Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Electionist

Mr. Carr Goes to Troy?Author Caleb Carr is taking a swing at politics, seeking to represent his Town of Berlin district in the Rensselaer County legislature. Now that's what I call an entry level position. Carr, who lives up in the hills on a 1400 acre spread known as Misery Mountain Farm, is best known for his novels The Alienist and Angel of Darkness, great books which I highly recommend. Read them in order, but Angel of Darkness is of particular interest because a good portion of the book is set in Ballston Spa.

We hope he wins ---but if anything, Mr. Carr is way too qualified to hold elected office in Rensselaer County.