George and Showing Up

George Cushing, the political consultant for the Newburyport Blog concerned about moi.
George Cushing, the political consultant for the Newburyport Blog concerned about moi.

George Cushing, the political consultant to the Newburyport Blog has expressed concern for moi.

Of course George and I discussed the whole fight for Newburyport’s proposed LHD, and blogging about it on the Newburyport Blog, much less “Save Newburyport-Support a Local Historic District.”   And we both thought that it would get pretty wild. I keep explaining to George, because he wasn’t around then, I mean, he wasn’t even born then, he’s a frog for goodness sakes, that when I got involved with the fight to save historic High Street back in 1999 I was a green (George is green, but not that kind of green) political newbie with a pretty thin skin (George has thin skin, he’s a frog).  I think almost a decade and a half later, working on different political projects for the City of Newburyport, and blogging the Newburyport Blog, now going on my 7th year, that, I hope, I’m a little tougher.

And believe it or not, even though I may not agree with people who are opposed to the proposed LHD, I admire anyone who shows up and cares.