The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 June 2005

A bouquet of forget-me-nots

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven just can't keep his mind on Julie R. Neidlinger:

I have to say that Hoeven is very personable. Except, of course, he greeted all the other media people at the airport as if they were old buddies "So your dad is ______, over at Game and Fish, huh? I guess you know the outdoors. And Ronna! It's always good to see you" blah blah blah. Me?


It's not like he's never ever ever seen me before. He came up to Langdon just a few months back because of all the Main Street fires (Langdon seems to be a kind of Bermuda Triangle for crappy luck here in North Dakota), and I met him then. And I met him when I was at the capitol with my friend whose father is a representative. He even made the same silly joke then as he did this time, about how the paper I work for, the Cavalier County Republican, was a great name for a paper. Which, I suppose, should have been a sign he didn't remember me. The same joke. Twice. To the same person. In one year.

You know, "Cavalier" is a great name for a county.

I don't want to be too hard on Governor Hoeven — I've been known to repeat myself for no discernible reason — but telling someone a good joke twice is bad enough; telling someone a bad joke twice is almost unforgivable.

Then again, I've been known to repeat myself for no discernible reason.

Posted at 7:46 PM to Dyssynergy

Thank you!

Posted by: Julie at 12:57 AM on 22 June 2005

You repeat yourself? You can say THAT again.

(sorry, somebody had to say it)

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 11:58 AM on 22 June 2005