....Sept 17, '12:
UPDATED 10 AM Tuesday.
Holden Thorp, and his wife Patti, have been personal friends of mine for 5+ years thru thick and thin and lots of yucky sludge. I’ve never been “friends” with a for-real chancellor before. I have no frame of reference to say if being “friends with a chancellor” is always as bumpy a ride as the past 2+ years with Holden have been.
Times abeing what they are I assume “friends with a chancellor” is not unlike being friends with a public school superintendent or a city manager or a major college FB or BkB coach who has lost 2-3 games in a row. In other words one has the “Peter In The Garden” Option – Sure, I could deny my friendship three times before the cock crows if I want to. I don’t want to.