Ted Rall for January 08, 1998
Zeke Carlton, executioner: I'm the best goddamn executioner by the state... so where's my goddamn raise? All day long, it's the same old thing: kill inmate 38, kill inmate 114, kill inmate 29... what a drag! I don't have many personal phone calls. I don't steal the dead man's stuff from his cell, who notices? Nobody! They make me work weekends, holidays-even game nights! Naturally the thought of overtime never occurs to management. I put up with them reading my e-mail, passing me up for promotions, short-shifting me on multiple executions... Woman: Oh honey, I'm so proud of your wreaking social vengeance on psychopathic killers! Zee Carlton: ...but farming out executions to Mexico issuing too far!