Dear Pickens County Council,
I’m sorry, but I have some bad news for Trey, Roy, Chris, Ensley, and Henry. You 5 are quite firmly on my naughty list this year. I’ve checked it twice, and yep…there is all your names.
Alex, you have no worries, you are firmly on my nice list and let’s keep it that way next year too!
Now guys, I know that all of you are really great guys and have the potential to do great things, but I’ve been getting a lot of reports of your naughty behavior. Especially raising the taxes on people. Shameful. So, I’m sending you the gift I always send the ones on my naughty list... a bag of coal.
But guys, Conservatives of the Upstate tell me they actually think if you tried really hard you could make it on my nice list for next year!
They told me that if you would start being more transparent about your plans with them, and if you would pass the resolution they turned over to you to promise to protect their private property rights, and if you would stop over-taxing them, and if you would promise you aren’t conspiring to get revenge on them for speaking up about their concerns to you, that next year they are confident they would recommend to me that you be placed on the nice list, like Alex is this year.
Remember, Santa is always watching, and knows when you’ve been naughty or nice or when you’ve been lying or being truthful and when you are respectful to your citizens or when you are disrespecting them. So, try hard to be nicer this coming year guys, so I can put you on my nice list!
And Alex, congratulations for being on my nice list! You got candy this year for being good to the people. Keep up the good work Alex on being transparent with the people and trying to keep their taxes low and protecting their God given rights!