A tip of the hat to Michelle Monroe, newly elevated Executive Editor of the St. Albans Messenger.
The April 1 Messenger carried a banner headline: at the urging of his new wife, Peter Shumlin had decided to seek a fourth term!
If I hadn’t just launched my own April Fool’s Day post on GMD, I’d have bought it hook, line, and sinker. It was beautiful in its authenticity! The only tip off was that it was featured as an “Exclusive to the Messenger.”
If Shumlin really was going to run for a fourth term, he would certainly not give the Messenger the exclusive story!
The article explained that, after considering popular wisdom that a governor’s wife didn’t get to see much of her husband, the new Mrs. Shumlin decided that might not be such a bad thing.
Well done, Michelle!
The paper couldn’t be in better hands and I look forward to years of Messenger reporting under Monroe’s journalistic guidance.