Back when I was poor and lived in Asheville, I'd go to Shad Marsh's house for a few beers now and then. You know what would end up happening half the time? Hell, if he wouldn't end up making dinner for me and his lovely wife, Kristen, he'd let me stay over so as not to endanger Ashevilleans, and then he'd let me borrow a book or two, a movie and a computer game like Sid Meier's Pirates, which I only gave back to him the day before I left Asheville and poverty for good.
You know what? Speaking of computers, Shad even made a computer for me once. And a fine computer it was, too. Sometimes he'd let me hold his baby, Charles Thelonius. And listen: You never held a nicer baby.
We would occasionally sit out on his porch and discuss politics, poetry, beer, goings-on at UNCA, the different places we'd come from, things we were reading and writing, people we didn't like, people we did like, people we liked not liking, people we didn't like not liking, and cats.
Now, if that's not a person you want for mayor of Asheville, what the hell's wrong with you? I know what you're thinking. But just because Terry Bellamy is mayor now doesn't mean she's the right woman for the job. I think Shad Marsh is the right woman for the job! He makes computers, poems, beer, dinner and babies.
What does Terry Bellamy make but trouble? Does anybody know? And that's why I think you should vote for Shad Marsh for mayor.
— Devin Walsh