Tuesday, July 8, 2008
NOW THAT'S A SLOGAN!!
Hey, that was one heckuva barbeque we had here over the weekend in the park! And to top it all off, we unveiled our new campaign slogan, VOTE GARNER -- “FOR VERNE... FOR YOU”. There was a lot of discussion within the inner campaign circle about where to place the quote marks, and gosh knows I’m no English major but I do like the three little dots. And of course anyone who knows me knows how I love the American flag, so we worked that in there as well. Kudos to Joe Browning, my young assistant, for coming up with the slogan -- that’s why he gets paid the big bucks (BONNIE’S NOTE: The Mayor is only kidding, Joe is paid the exact salary that the Council approved in the last budget, not one penny more...).
Good suggestions were made by other staffers:
Town Clerk Danforth Quinn, who is also my chief campaign strategist:
RE-ELECT MAYOR ST. JOHN -- KEEP THE TRAIN ON THE RIGHT TRACKS
I almost chose that one, as it would have meant I could pose for pictures wearing a train conductor’s hat...
My secretary, Bonnie Yoder:
VOTE GARNER - RED, HOT, AND BLUE!
This was nice, but I think it would have been confusing to people, because the flag is red, WHITE, and blue, not “HOT”. (BONNIE’S NOTE: I thought it was appropos of the Mayor’s charisma, but he didn’t let me fully explain it).
And one anonymous suggestion I kind of liked:
RE-ELECT GARNER - HE’S FINGER-LICKIN’ GOOD!!
(BONNIE’S NOTE: That was my second choice).
So now we’ve got a great slogan, and nothing’s going to stop us, certainly not an outsider from Chessup. Visit the website for lots of exciting merchandise!
God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.