Klingon letter: NC politician David Waddell resigns in Klingon

Klingon letter: David Waddell used Klingon, the language of a warrior race from the 'Star Trek' series, to write his letter of resignation as an inside joke. 

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A Klingon warrior from the 'Star Trek' series takes a break from the battlefield to experience the latest LG smartphones and smart TVs at the Legendary Entertainment booth at Comic-Con International 2013, on July 21, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. On Thursday, Jan. 3, 2014, a North Carolina politician used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation.

Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

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

Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the "Star Trek" TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling 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 also 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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