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.