Last week, a group of dignitaries from Sacramento, our State Capitol, came to visit the County, and as the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, I was naturally asked to provide them with a tour and introduction to the community.
In connection with that, I arranged for the Governor, and a number of members of the State Legislature, to take a boat tour of the coast, and as the boat was passing Lighthouse Point and Lighthouse Field, a huge wave came in and swamped the boat, which began rapidly to sink. No one had thought to bring lifejackets, and we needed help.
So, I let go of the foundering boat and walked across the water to Lighthouse Point, where I used the emergency telephone to summon assistance. Luckily everyone was saved, thanks to my good work.
Tom Honig smiled as he gave me the punch line. Well, Gary, what do you think the Sentinel headline was the next day?
PATTON CAN'T SWIM!