The following quote falls in the category of, “Wow, they said what!?” This gem comes from a former mayor in Marina (Monterey County).

Apparently this isn’t the first time that former mayor Gary Wilmot has gone on a quality rant, according to reporter/blogger/humorist “Squid” at Monterey County Weekly.

From the June 8 City Council Meeting:

Trying to make a case that current mayor Bruce Delgado should back a 1 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot, Wilmot escalated the rhetoric alarmingly, saying: “If you were in Vietnam, you would have been shot in the back of the head a long time ago. Ask anybody who was there. But this is not Vietnam – unfortunately.”

“Is it worse to be shot in the back of the head than the front of the head?” Delgado responded. “It’s ironic that [he] expresses concern about an increase in crime in town, when those comments clearly contribute to a violent perspective.” But the mayor says he doesn’t have the “emotional energy” to push for an apology, especially with the U.S. Open coming.

Click here to read the Squid’s entire post.