In politics and capitalism, perceptions are everything. And there’s plenty of politics in Flowery Branch. The rumor mill has been grinding on Craig Lutz again. Mr. Lutz, City Council Member in Flowery Branch, is running in the Republican Primary for the Hall County Commission.

Unlike several other Republican candidates including Nathan Deal, Lutz has not resigned from the City Council to concentrate on his grandiose ambitions. We can read more about those online. But, Craig is allegedly keeping a golden parachute. That’s something normal in business and politics.

Mr. Lutz can time his resignation and make it possible to return in a special election if he loses to incumbent, Bobbie Banks.

It’s not illegal if he does it. It’s not immoral. It’s just more business as usual in the deep shadows of the power corrupted.