City Councilman Quits His Post, Writes Resignation Letter in KlingonS

David Waddell—plumber, city councilman, dedicated conservative—was fed up with all the government bureaucracy in Indian Trail, North Carolina. So he sent the mayor a latter saying he was quitting. Or, more precisely, "chaq DaHjaj QaQ jaj paj."

Waddell told the Charlotte Observer that he'd had enough with "what he saw as runaway development in the town as well as concerns with how requests for public information were being handled." Also, the lone elected representative of the North Carolina Constiution Party wants to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in her re-election bid. As a write-in, obvs.

So he had only one choice, really: get out of local politics, and get out like a martial, misunderstood member of the Star Trek universe would. Hence the resignation letter to Mayor Michael Alvarez:

City Councilman Quits His Post, Writes Resignation Letter in Klingon

The letter—written in "the beautiful, pointy-looking written Klingon language of Kronos," according to CNET—was not well received:

Alvarez called the letter childish and unprofessional. "It's an embarrassment for Indian Trail, and it's an embarrassment for North Carolina," he said.

To which Waddell uttered whatever the Klingon equivalent of "whatever" is. "Folks don't know what to think of me half the time," he told the Observer, so "I might as well have one last laugh."

That's David Waddell for U.S. Senate in 2014. Remember to write in his name in Klingon.

[In this 2009 AP photo, a Klingon groupie (not David Waddell) leaves the California Capitol; resignation letter courtesy of the Charlotte Observer]