There was no laughing across the bay and atop the South Bluff. When Big A learned that there were three candidates in addition to his man Haven, he realized they’d have to campaign against all of them instead of smearing just one. Turning to Peter Schwarzkopf, “Are you sure Silverthorn trusts you?”
“Not entirely, but I’ll be testing his trust when we meet after he registers tomorrow when I suggest he begin his campaign by going after McCoy hard to try and knock him out of the race.”
“What about the marshal?”
“You have Haven go after her. That will help us knock off two of the three primary candidates.”
“Still, this is going to be more difficult than I thought,” Big A concluded.
Season V—Chapter 3—Episode 7:
The following morning Peter “Ace” Schwarzkopf met with Lt. Hiram Silverthorn near Hunter Park. The two had much to discuss; Ell-Tee had to ensure his campaign would fail and Ace had to ensure Ell-Tee’s campaign would fail as well. But for very different reasons. More importantly, neither could let the other know that they shared the same end result.
The Reservation vote was considered by both to be a foregone conclusion as they discussed where Silverthorn should campaign and it was quickly determined spending time there was not necessary.
They also agreed that spending valuable time campaigning in the Village of Danger Bay was equally unwise as the marshal was “their” candidate. Silverthorn let on that his parents were supporting her and outright told him his “place” was on the Rez.
“So, that leaves us with Moosehead City and all the little cafés and bars in the townships away from Danger Bay and the Reservation,” Schwarzkopf said, “That will be a tough sell.”
“It will. There are a very small but very vocal number of people who have the same view of Indians as Shadbush & Haven do in the townships—that only Euro-Americans are ‘Real Americans,’ and all others need not apply and should just go back where they came from. I find that sadly humorous, considering.”
“Do you know when your people arrived?”
“Not precisely, but well before Columbus set sail.”
To be continued…