First, a little humorous aside: the whole thing reminded me of my father; God rest his soul.
My father was a humble man. He was a stonemason by trade. He built real things, monuments that stand today. He believed that character was inextricably tied to the sweat on one's brow and an honest day's work. For him, the light was either on or it was off. Truth was tangible or it wasn't true. Contracts were a handshake. His word was his bond. He didn't have any time for sales people, lawyers or politicians. As I ended up in PR, I was the consummate disappointment.
Anyway, he's long dead now and I've come to that age where we ironically become our parents. As I watched your interview yesterday, under my breath I could hear myself mouth a particular phrase of my father's. He'd say these words whenever he saw a Kennedy, or whenever anyone privileged with "smooth hands" was using the bully pulpit to lure the weak toward some false socialist promise. "God damn commie bastard," he would say.
This just broke on the FV Newswire. It was actually on my radar as the same announcement went out on PRZOOM-NewswireToday on 7/2. Of course, it's been distributed internationally and merits re-distribution. Pardon me but this supersedes anything coming out of Israel, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan or North Korea today.
On Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM, Ronn Torossian, President and CEO of 5WPR, emphatically promised that he was going to sue us. No real reason, he was just irritated by our teasing him about getting in bed with pornographer Joe Francis. Anyway, Ronn gave his obscenity-laced word that we'd see the complaint in 72 hours. It's now late by
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