Peter Athas: An Uncanny Mess By Peter Athas - November 6, 2017 I’ve spent most of the fall saying that the 2017 mayoral campaign is a snooze fest. What a difference a week makes. Team Charbonnet has given the proceedings a jolt equivalent to a double espresso without any froth, foam, or icky sweeteners. Who needs sugar when you’ve drawn blood? I should apologize for the mixed metaphor, but I like it, so I won’t.