A question from the long-haired overfed leaping gnome Mark Grebner, who needs no further introduction: “Who have been your favorite politicians to cover, or talk with, going back to your first days as a reporter and continuing until we all turned into gray mush?”
First of all, gray mush-wise, speak for yourself, Mark … But, regarding your question, the more I’ve thought about it, the more I realize that the pols I’ve had the most fun covering aren’t necessarily the most statesman-like.
Take , Jerry Graves, for example, the former mayor of Lansing. The man was a quote-machine; always ready with a juicy, politically incorrect bon mot. The same with State Sen. Rick Jones - always quick to return my calls (a definite endearing quality as far as reporters are concerned)and never at a loss for words.
And then, of course, there he one-of-a-kind Grebner – an astute, witty observer of local politics, and a erudite analyst whose wry view of the world was evident in his campaign bumper stickers:
“Grebner: No worse than the rest,” “He may be a fool, but he’s our fool,” “Fieger, I suppose” ….
OK, Grebner get the Golden Tongue award - my favorite politician.
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