Ol' "Big Sexy" Michael Grider spent the morning haunting my editor, trying to get some coverage of this ribbon cutting thing-a-ma-jig that we blew off. But, just cause Grider is a good guy, we'll run a brief based on his spin job. (Check out tomorrow's paper for something about a Veterans Service office opening.)
Anyhoo, that's not really on my mind. I just found it curious, though, that Grider, who is paid about $6 bucks an hour because he works for the county's biggest cheapskate, actually managed to put out a release. On top of that, he quoted his boss, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, in it. (He left out everyone else, but, hey, that ain't the dude's job.)
However, and because he's such a nice guy, Big Sexy mentions that Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. and a bunch of people I've never heard of also were at the little shin dig.
This got me to thinking: Why the other parties issue their own spin jobs? They certainly got the paid staff to do it.
Heh. Score one for the big guy.