Somewhere between the dancing leprechaun, adult film star, Miss Universe and broadcasting ventriloquists, some actual football conversations took place.
The Mercury News will return to downtown San Jose, the newspaper announced Thursday in a deliciously meta article of self-praise. But the adulation of the expected move isn’t the real takeaway from this story. The real takeaway is a sweetheart parking deal.
Your elected office holder has just been photographed coming out of a seedy hotel, cigarette dangling, tie askew and he’s carrying a sheep. You are tasked with a public response. What do you do?
News reporters are human beings who have a difficult job. Public officials have a tough job, but don’t always appear to be human. The divide stems from a failure to communicate. Here are a few rules for candidates and public officials in dealing with the press.