• Carol Tannenbaum

Chief Sparout returns from suspension. Endorses Spott for mayor.


Brothers Damon and Randy Rudolph celebrate winning thousands of dollars at the Freedom Bluff Payday Loan and Off-Track Betting Center.
Brothers Damon and Randy Rudolph celebrate winning thousands of dollars at the Freedom Bluff Payday Loan and Off-Track Betting Center.

Two weeks ago, Freedom Bluff Chief of Police James “Captain Jack” Sparout was suspended with pay for getting a hooker in Las Vegas. He returned to his post on Friday with a vengeance and what appeared to be a herpes blister on his upper lip.


During a campaign stop for Gina Spott at the Freedom Bluff Payday Loan and Off-Track Betting Center, Sparout touted the candidate's qualifications, while lambasting Mayor Corkenburger and the city council.


"Gina Spott is everything that is good about Freedom Bluff. She understands life. She understands men's needs. She understands that a hooker is just a hooker. Mayor Corkenburger and our city council, on the contrary, understand nothing. They would rather embarrass a man who has devoted his life to this city. A man who sometimes doesn't get what he needs from his wives or girlfriends.


"Gina Spott will transform this city into a burgeoning metropolis. Carlyle "Corky" Corkenburger and his kangaroo city council want to stop her. Voters have to ask themselves one question when they go to the polls in November. Do they want a young, vibrant woman who won't sell her body on the cheap—believe me, I've made offers—or do they want an old, crusted, thieving, flatulent fraud to lead us? I don't know about you, but I'd like to see a nice booty in the mayor's chair for once."


The roars were loud during Sparout's speech, however, owners of the loan and betting center said the noise was due to 300-to-1 long shot, Governor's Mistress, winning the third race of the day.


Later in the day, Mayor Corkenburger took exception to one of Sparout's claims.

Spott offered a less than witty reply to the mayor.

Governor's Mistress was disqualified from the race after blood tests found cocaine in her system.