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Glitter Political: Meet Carlton Soules, SA politics’ own honey badger

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“And it's very important to be involved in your community,” he adds. Although local voter apathy is rampant, Soules seems sanguine. “I don't want to imagine a world where we don't have people who believe in public service. If everyone checks out...[who's] left?”

As our interview winds down, I return to the rows of beautiful framed memories that are all packed up and ready to leave this field office that's been his political home for the past three years.

Then Soules, out of the blue, asks if I see any nail holes in the walls.

I look up and around.

Negative. The walls seem completely smooth.

“That stuffs been sitting there since I got here,” he says casually.

“Yeah, my wife is really upset about it. She got them all framed and then I never put them up,” he continues.

He explains that he has boxes of plaques and awards that “no one will ever care about. I mean they meant something in the moment. He shrugs. They just end up in the dumpster.”

Then he gets out of his chair and hands me one of four small items that are displayed on his bookshelf. It's a mug that reads, Honey Badger: Vicious and Misunderstood.

“That's what Reed [Williams] used to call me,” he says with a nostalgic grin.

Well, maybe some things are worth keeping.

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