West Virginia's Unlikeliest Politician
April 28, 2018 8:34 PM   Subscribe

A liberal cab driver. How one scruffy, folk-singing hippie took on the political establishment in Trump Country…and won.
posted by MovableBookLady (5 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Right on, I tells ya.
posted by y2karl at 8:57 PM on April 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

Pushkin is a good friend of our Morgantown crew. It was really good to see him out in front during the teachers' strike. He's also been pushing for marijuana legalization ever since he first got elected. So cool to see this nice profile. Thanks, MovableBookLady!
posted by irisclara at 9:39 PM on April 28, 2018 [5 favorites]

Which Waylon Jennings song is he talking about?
posted by clawsoon at 5:10 AM on April 29, 2018

clawsoon- It refers to the Dukes of Hazzard. Waylon Jennings wrote and performed the theme song and narrated the episodes, often with a pithy quote right before the ads along the lines of "It then that the boys knew that
Boss Hogg wouldn't stop at nothing to keep them from...." over a freeze frame of the General Lee in midair.

Also, great article. Pushkin sounds like the extrovert's extrovert, and good for him. He's traveling a hard road.
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons at 6:42 AM on April 29, 2018 [3 favorites]

It is unbelievably rad that his name is Pushkin.

That people like this exist is one of the firmest rebuttals to the Calexit silliness. Every state in the union has people like this. Hell, most of the people I know in deep-red Wyoming are like this dude. America contains multitudes.
posted by aspersioncast at 8:14 AM on April 29, 2018 [14 favorites]

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