Klingon resignation from town council called unprofessional

It was a good day to resign for David Waddell, who used the Klingon language to write his resignation letter from a town council in North Carolina.

David Waddell uses language of Star Trek warrior race to step down

Town Coun. David Waddell (not pictured) decided it was a good day to resign - and showed that he has Klingon blood by writing his resignation letter in the warrior race's language. (Todd Bennett/Associated Press)

Call it boldly going where no politician has gone before.

On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from town council in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Waddell says he chose to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race in the Star Trek TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez calls the letter unprofessional.

Waddell says he is resigning at the end of this month. His four-year term expires in December 2015.

Waddell says he needs to devote time to mounting a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party's platform against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

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