#ncpol: Like Elvis, John Hood is EVERYWHERE

When I look out into your eyes out there,
When I look out into your faces,httickshake_006
You know what I see?
I see a little bit of Elvis
In each and every one of you out there.

Lemme tell ya…

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E’s
Inside of you and me

Elvis is everywhere, man!
He’s in everything.
He’s in everybody…

Elvis is in your jeans.
He’s in your cheesburgers
Elvis is in Nutty Buddies!
Elvis is in your mom! […] 

Mojo Nixon , 1987


John Hood is a one-man PR wonder.  He’s got his newspaper and magazine columns where he wows us with the wisdom of the 15th century’s jhoodLord FancyPants of the UK’s Hairlip Manor. Hood is a big wheel in the Raleigh-based Pope political empire.   He’s a regular on that early weekend morning basic cable fixture NC Spin. And he’s even got a book out on former Gov. Jim Martin.

But NEVER in our wildest dreams did we expect Raleigh’s Mr. Conservative to insert himself into the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting story: 

The man suspected of killing three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was reclusive, glaringly eccentric and anti-social, according to some of those who knew him.

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, seemed to purposefully choose places to live that were off-the-grid and largely disconnected. For years, the suspected gunman lived in a decrepit North Carolina shack that had no electricity or running water, according to The Associated Press.  

There, neighbors said, the only companion Dear kept was an unhealthy-looking dog, and he didn’t speak very often with his neighbors.[…] 

Former next door neighbor John Hood said that Dear hardly ever spoke wit him, but when he did, he would offer nonsensical advice, like recommending that Hood put a metal roof on his house so the U.S. government couldn’t spy on him.

Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert L. Dear. Colorado Springs Police Department

“He was really strange and out there, but I never thought he would do any harm,” Hood said, adding that he put up a fence to separate his property from the land where Dear placed his double-wide trailer because Hood had a tendency to skinny dip. [..] dear

Hmmm. I wonder if Dear was a Locke donor, or a regular NC Spin viewer?  Did he buy John’s Martin Book?  Did he vote for Martin?  (I doubt that, actually. He looks more like one of Rufus’s people.)