We all give the Journal a hard time, but this morning Toby Smith has a rollicking good read about a couple of folks bilking out-of-state hunter wannabes out of tons of money in little ‘ol Glenwood. That the scam artists were women only adds to the allure. In fact, the story is so good that I bet 1/2 of those reading it immediately start thinking about turning it into a book and/or movie. Hopefully, Mr. Smith is one of those folks.
Smith’s story was not the only worthwhile thing in today’s “fishwrap“. Amy Miller has a profile of APS Board candidate Charles MacQuigg. Ms. Miller’s story has the unfortunate headline “Hopeful an APS Board Critic”, missing Miller’s attention to MacQuigg’s litigious nature during his spotty career as a APS shop teacher. I’ll have more on Mr. Macquigg later this week, after I get to check out that candidate’s forum at Highland HS on Tuesday.
Lastly, anyone accusing the Journal of being anti-Richardson should be forced at gunpoint to read the entire “It’s Official: Richardson is in…” series. Okay, that’s a harsh penalty, Eight Amendment to the Constitution and all that. What overkill, what a waste of newspaper space, what the Hell?
I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t read more than about ten words of the mondo-package o’ stories, but couldn’t Journal honchos have spent a little less time/money/space pumping out “Richardson has a mole on his butt” copy, and more on those hunter defrauding women in Glenwood?