Last evening during the Commission meeting, I said Good evening to Larry Van Guilder and to Sandra Clark the Editor of the Shopper. Larry was hospitable and said Hello. Sandra gave me a look with no audible response. However, it was probably the same look that she gave my friend Steve Hunley at the Mandarin House in Halls immediately following the Halls Republican Club meeting about a year ago, when she proceeded to tell Steve (a competitor of the Shopper’s by the way) that he should do something to himself that should be physically impossible for him to do. I digress.
Following last night’s Commission meeting after Larry Van Guilder had the interview opportunities that he was after and I had finished talking to the people that I desired to talk to. Larry asked if I was mad at him. I assured him that I wasn’t mad at him, that the things that have been posted are not about him but about the publication and the Editor/Reporter that he works with.
Last night, I came to believe that Larry Van Guilder is a good guy. I believe he his a guy that will do exceptionally well at his current place of employment and would well at a reputable publication and I look forward to watching his success as he outgrows the Shopper.
It is time for me to bring personal closure to my 6 month Shopper campaign.
This weekend I intend to post a series that will detail the history of Brian Hornback and the Shopper. As a preview the history dates back to 1990. I was 23 and a novice political guy. Since about 1994, I have been leading some winning campaigns and I have lost a few. The Shopper has always been a part of the stories, in some aspect.