Friday, December 31, 2010

"Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today."

Bill Richardson as a baseball player for Tufts

When Bill Richardson was running for President I ask reporter Steve Terrell what song would be appropriate for Richardson's theme song. He answered, Credence Clearwater's "Put Me In Coach (Centerfield)."

Bill Richardson Rocks

My darling friend Judy Beth Yelsky nailed it when to the irritation of his critics declared the indisputable fact "My Governor (Bill Richardson) is a Rock Star."

I always always thought that the tie that Richardson wore in the photo on the left was wild and cool. The last time I spoke to the Governor was after shooting a public service announcement for the Census. Richardson was very generous to take time to make the TV commercial to promote the Census especially since I was involved and he knew of this blog. Before the shoot he had acknowledged me with a very curt nod. Afterward I approached the Governor to thank him. I was wearing a tie with woven alternating images of the Democratic donkey and the Great Seal of the U.S. Presidency. The tie was given to me from a friend who's father had received it from Lyndon Johnson. I took the tie off and gave it to the Governor. Richardson was humble and gracious in accepting the gift. "Cool tie." he said, thanking me.


At 1:30 PM, Blogger David Martinez said...

Cove, this would be a nice addition to your blog:

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Danny Cabeza de Calabazo said...

Thanks David. sorry I couldn't pull the ad off and some how the sound didn't transfer.



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