A good time was had by all at the Columbia Rotary Club today.
First, I got to sit with the lovely Shop Tart, whom our own Kathryn Fenner introduced to the Club as the authoress of her “second favorite blog.” I’m sure the Tart was suitably flattered.
Kathryn also introduced the main speaker, Columbia Mayor-Elect Steve Benjamin. Who, to beat a cliche within an inch of its undeserving life, actually needed no introduction, since he’s a member of our club.
Anyway, Steve said a lot of good stuff. And I was reminded of a reason I was glad he was elected: When asked about such delicate matters as whether he’s for a strong-mayor form or government or for the Midlands Housing Alliance’s effort, he comes right out and says he supports them. Which is a level of risk-taking we haven’t seen at City Hall. Here’s hoping the gamble pays off for us all.
Finally, quick, what do the recent electoral winners pictured above have in common, aside from the fact that they’re both members of my Rotary Club? That’s right: The thing that MAKES them both winners is that they both advertised on bradwarthen.com.
Hey, that’s my theory, and it fits the available facts…