Lawmaker Resigns in Klingon

North Carolina council is not amused
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 3, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Lawmaker Resigns in Klingon
George Takei, who played the role of Sulu in the original television series 'Star Trek, gives a "live long and prosper" gesture as he stands next to a Klingon character from 'Star Trek The Next Generation.'   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Points for a creative exit. David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling the letter unprofessional and, in fact, an "embarrassment for North Carolina," according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Good news, though: Waddell promises to keep showing up at council meetings to agitate as a civilian. (More strange stuff stories.)

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