BY ROGER ALFORD
There’s the tale about the death row inmate who had been strapped into the electric chair, and the warden was ready to flip the switch.
“Do you have any last requests?” the warden asked the prisoner.
“All I ask is that you hold my hand,” the prisoner said.
Every farm kid who has had exposure to electric fences knows just what would happen if the warden were to hold that man’s hand when the switch was thrown.