A brief rejoinder on the recent BDN Emmet Meara column in which he laments the death of the Camden Herald. He remarked that he was one of the few people in Maine who likes Mike Brown. And a long time ago while editor of the Camden Herald I turned him down for a job because he was a “long-haired hippie driving a BMW with a McGovern sticker on it.”
Well now. As one of the few people in Maine who reads Emmet’s weekly ramble on Cobb Manor, Blue Eyes and the Red Sox, all of the above is true. But the main reason I didn’t hire Emmet, and which he forgot to mention, is that he was living in his bald-tired BMW and sleeping on a bale of hay.
I didn’t think the Herald could afford to stable Emmet on our meager news budget.