The Minnesota Daily called me yesterday and asked some questions about the mayoral campaign of Don Samuels, quoting me in their article which appeared today, click here.
Things I said which did NOT appear in the article were as follows...
While I support Don Samuels as my favorite candidate, I am actually pleased with all the candidates who are running, not counting the "perennial also rans" who just like to see their names on the ballot. Gary Schiff, Jackie Cherryhomes, and Betsy Hodges are all fine people who would do a good job as mayor and I'd be comfortable with all of them.
I do have some concerns that Hodges is running too soon and might want to consider a run some years down the line, but I still think she's a good and viable candidate. I also think if it comes down to who has the biggest war chest and is the most prepared to run the race, Jackie Cherryhomes is likely to blow everybody else out of the water.
I told the Minnesota Daily reporter about two incidents that happened in the neighborhood, quite recently, which revealed the character of Don Samuels. One incident was the time a drunk urinated on Samuels' porch but instead of growing enraged, Samuels gently led the man down the street to the halfway house where the guy resided, click here for that story.
The second incident was when a group of young burglars broke into the home of a senior citizen. Samuels lectured the apparent leader of the burglars about how the role of a man is not to terrify women and children, but to protect them.
Anyway, I'm always good for a quote but it's rather interesting that one media entity would interview another media entity. It's almost like more mainstream media entities prefer to view bloggers as experts or known people with an opinion rather than fellow members of the media. It's a little odd and awkward. I almost feel like saying, "OK, great, now that you're done interviewing me LET ME INTERVIEW YOU."
Heaven knows I love to see my name in print, and it was spelled correctly. And I loved the point of the article:
Don Samuels for Mayor.