Friday, July 4, 2014


Well howdy, friends of Garner!  As most of you know, I share a birthday with the greatest little country in the world.  And by "little country", I mean great big country, it just sounds kind of nice to say "little country".  I know I've been a little out-of-the-limelight recently, due to marital problems, financial issues, a health scare, and bad decisions too numerous to mention.  But you can't keep a good man down, and we've got something cooking for the mid-term election season that will knock your red-white-and-blue socks off!  Now, if I can just get my team to reassemble… seems Mr. Quinn is still on his "finding myself" tour of Bali, and Bonnie Yoder has decided to take a job at Jennifer's Yarn and Barn Supply.  But maybe a reminder of this epic spot we did for the 2012 election will bring 'em all back.  Hope so!  God Bless Verne, and God Bless America!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Can't believe it's been a few months since the Mayor was on the airwaves.  Check him out today on the Kaler show, Blue Collar Radio Sirius/XM, 5-6pm CST (that's 3-4pm PST and 6-7pm on the east coast).  With top political advisor Mr. Danforth Quinn and musical guest Matt Cartsonis.  Call in to join the frank discussion!  (888) MYBLUE1!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Hello Friends -- as most of you know, election day is a bittersweet deal for me.  On the one hand, I'm running unopposed, so I'm likely to be reelected.  On the other hand, the end of one election season just means the beginning of another one.  Since the mayor of Verne only serves a one-year term, I always have to be campaigning.  So here's to another year of fund-raising, speeches, and serving the good people of Verne.  Oh, and enjoy this appearance I made last night on Fox News.  God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Appearance on Anderson Cooper 360

A lot of you around town are giving me grief about me recent appearance on AC360. Look folks, I don't really watch the national debates. I have enough problems of my own to deal with here in town (you think running unopposed takes the pressure off? I can assure you it does not!). So I was not ready for Mr. Cooper's "gotcha" question about all this binder stuff. Here is a little taste:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RIP, Andy Williams

Mr. Williams was always very nice to me.  I first met him many, many years ago -- and as you can see from this campaign video, he figured prominantly when my ex-wife tried to use his name against me in the last election -- she was kind of mad about the way I... oh, forget it, this post is about Mr. Williams. But it really wasn't fair of her to release that personal video. Anyway, like I was saying -- with Mr. Williams, it was always "the most wonderful time of the year"! Unlike with my ex-wife, as you can see in the video. But I digress. God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Meeting With the President

The good folks up in Oskaloosa hosted me the other day, because the president was coming to town, and they needed a few dignitaries to sit in the second row (the first row was taken up by "people of importance", which means "people most likely to show up at council meetings and complain about their lousy seats").  I've got to say two things about President Obama: 1) the man knows when to wear a tie and when to go without (I was wearing a tie the whole time out of respect, but I could have taken it off, as it was hotter than blazes out there), and 2) he's got a good firm handshake and he looks you in the eye. I tend to be afraid I'm going to squeeze too hard, and to shift my eyes away from anyone I think might ask me a direct question. So I'm going to work on that, and study this tape I was lucky enough to shoot. God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Big-Time, Donor-Supported, Brand-tastic, Red-White-and-Blue Campaign Ad

I love asking people for donations.  Why?  Because I believe in the cause I'm fighting for. And there's nothing better than getting the word out with a big, expensive campaign ad. So, when a big-time donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) came to me with a script for a campaign ad and the means to produce it, I couldn't say no. Here's the result -- I think you'll agree, it's as all-American as me.  God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let's Look Back to Move Forward

Hey Folks -- now that the campaign is heating up, it's good to think back -- way back -- to my first election.  I was just a fresh-faced former tv personality turned real estate developer, who wanted to do some good for his home town.  How far I've come!  Here's a clip from a special Barbara Walters produced called "Home Town Heroes".  God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back To School! A Message from the Mayor!

Well, it's time for the kids to head back to school, and Bonnie has showed me how to share this video with you. Enjoy my back-to-school message, and try not to get on the bad side of a bus driver.

God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.

Friday, April 1, 2011

How d'ya Like Me Now!!

Oh, everybody said I was finished. But check out the show I'm doing from Mr. Quinn's living room, and you will see I am very much still cooking! And you can believe when election season rolls around, I'll be right back in the thick of things here in Verne!

Until then, keep watching these pages for my updates and opinions. As a great man once said, "I'm back, baaaaabyyyyy!!"

God Bless Verne, and God Bless America.