I 'member years a go (about 38) that the City Marshall of McCammon Idaho retarred. They were looking for a new one. I was fresh out of the Navy, married and a baby living in a 10X50 MH in the owner's front yard. I figured what the hey. I went over to the pompous old geezer (The towns answer to Boss Hog) and stated my case.
I knew that there wasn't much hope as I was new in town and most probably the only republican in the area.
The guy that got the job was a good friend. I wired his "pink caddy" the humongous fins for the siringe etc.
We spend many an evening shootin' skunks at the city dump. The only real action in the whole town.
At least I can say that I was almost considered for a Marshall's job in the West.