Why dumb local leaders want to hit M.L. Elrick
Two reporter notebooks and a microphone.
Published: April 2, 2014
Elrick: It’s not that scary. Most of the politicians and bully boys in this town are play gangsters. They want the massages and the money and all the first-class treatment, but they’re not doing the work to get it. And they’re certainly not doing the hard work it would be to kick my ass.
MT: You could probably hold your own.
Elrick: Everyone tells me I’m taller in person. I don’t know how short they think I am. But I’m not looking for any fights. People who are afraid of reporters probably should be; that means trouble for the rest of us. All we’re trying to do is get answers from them. To not answer a reporter’s question — how big of a coward are you?
MT: What do you think of the current bankruptcy agreement beyond what you mentioned before?
Elrick: I haven’t looked at it so I can’t say. I’ve learned over the years that unless you look over something very closely, whatever you’re going to say is just a burp. I’m too polite for that. It’s one of my rare graces.
MT: What are your others?
Elrick: I don’t know. I guess it’s my only grace.
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