Burlco Freeholder Chris Brown, who four months ago said he would not run again, last week hunted for his sneakers.
Brown said he wanted to spend more time with his family. His title and real estate company needed him. He would not seek another term on the Freeholder Board.
"When you do politics, you have to have a lot of stars aligned. Is it good for my family? And my company? As an elected official you have to be able to dedicate 100 percent of your effort to making changes in government," he said back then.
Never mind. Last week he announced a run for a seat in the state Assembly. With even more responsibility. Forget what he said before. The economy is a big mess and he wants to help.
It shouldn't have been a surprise. Brown was elected to the Freeholder Board as a Democrat. A few months later - just as Dems were rejoicing that they finally got one of their own on the GOP-controlled board - he switched parties. Now he's a Republican.