Lewiston Supervisor Fred Newlin chugged on over to the Lewiston Senior Center today to talk to the older men and women as they dined on their usual Tuesday lunch. But according to some knowledgeable sources, when Fred got there he was angry that one little old lady had the audacity to be wearing a Steve Reiter for Supervisor t-shirt. Newlin pulled the Senior Center director aside and demanded that granny be told change her t-shirt or hit the road.
Obviously Fred Newlin never learned that you don’t badger a senior citizen because this particular woman refused. The director demanded again, at Newlin’s urging, that the lady leave or change her clothes and this started a little dust up. Again the lady refused, saying this is a free country and she can wear whatever she wants.
Well Newlin apparently sensed that his demands on this senior lady had turned the crowd hostile toward him so he said he’d come back next week and bid a hasty retreat out of there.
Clearly, Newlin’s legendary thin skin is already showing and the campaign hasn’t really started yet. The only thing rising faster that Newlin’s temper these days are the electric bills of Lewiston homeowners….but that’s a blog for another day.