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  • Writer's pictureRaymond Niblock

Get to know the villain, Buckshot Brandy!

In the heart of the deep South, where gospel hymns float through the air, heavy with judgment, Suzy Brandy Landers, formerly Suzy Brandy Cotton, came into the world in 1976. Her father, Michael Shelton Cotton, was a fire-and-brimstone evangelical preacher, who thundered from the pulpit with a bible in one hand and a switch in the other. He was also a former Governor of Arkansas after he retired from the pulpit, remaining the unchallenged patriarch in a realm where women's voices were stifled, shadows in their own homes. Suzy's mother was one such shadow, a silent witness to her husband's iron rule. In this strict, unforgiving environment, Suzy's spirit of rebellion began to stir.


As a young girl, Suzy sat in the church pews, her father's booming sermons washing over her. But it wasn't salvation she heard in the words of a man who preached one thing and lived another, especially after he became the Governor of Arkansas. In this world of contradictions, Suzy learned the harsh lesson that if she wanted a different path, she'd have to forge it herself.


By her eighteenth year, Suzy had made a name for herself, not for scholarly achievements or athletic prowess, but for her audacious defiance, marked by scandalous liaisons with the offensive line of the high school football team. There she got her first intoxicating taste of power with those hapless boys begging for her favors.


Her path led her to bible college, where she was expected to find her 'rightful place.' But Suzy's sharp mind and quick tongue had other plans. She discovered a passion for politics, a game she played with skill and cunning.


A scholarship took her to from bible college to Liberty University, where she dove into political science, not merely as a subject but as her battlefield. Her ambitions yielded a calculated marriage that opened the floodgates of cash and further education at the University of Texas. Her doting husband, weak and oblivious, was of little concern to her.


Suzy's ascent in politics was meteoric. Campaign after relentless campaign, she navigated the political jungle with the grace. Her knack for reading a room, for tapping into the unspoken desires and fears of the masses, was almost supernatural. In conservative circles, her name was spoken with a mix of awe and fear, a symbol of bald ambition and unerring instinct.


Her background, marked by raw experience and hardened survival, including a rape by a member of her extended family, gave her a perspective – she could dish in the trailer park or match wits in the halls of power. But for those who truly knew Suzy, they saw fierce ambition in her eyes and recognized how formidable a force she was. Leaders in the Arkansas Republican Party saw this, and, desperate for a fresh face, found their champion in her. She spoke their language, a language of fervent, right-wing extremism with a Southerner's charm.


Yet, Suzy's pursuit was not of ideological passion. Her evangelical upbringing, the teachings she once heard in her father's church, and growing up in politics, were tools she used to captivate and control her base. Power became her true addiction that earned her to the governorship of Arkansas, which was just a step, a means to an end in her relentless climb.


In the cutthroat arena of politics, Suzy “Buckshot” Landers stood out as a maverick, a woman driven by an unquenchable thirst for power and a determination to etch her name in the annals of history. Her story is one of raw ambition, cunning, and an insatiable hunger for control.

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