Thursday, April 16, 2009

From Paul Priolo

When I was a relatively new Minority Leader, I had a "press availability" immediately after Speaker McCarthy's weekly press conference. In order to encourage attendance, I provided donuts and coffee. At the second session, Dean Jerry Gillam announced it was not necessary to provide refreshments (spelled "don't try to bribe us").

That was the first of a long list of good advice he offered over the years. His final interview, shortly before I retired, was more like a couple of buddies commiserating over life and I shall always remember it. Jerry was an exceptional journalist and a fine person. 
-- Paul Priolo

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