A Farewell to Jesse Kelly in Song Form

To the tune of "Bye, Bye, Blackbird":

Pack up all your campaign signs

Talking points

Parroted lines

Bye Bye Jesse

When you have gone far away

We will see a brighter day

Bye Bye Jesse

Many here in Tucson just can't stand you

A road map to Texas we will hand you

Hit the road

Off you go

To live large off stimulus dough

Jesse Bye Bye

William C. Thornton

The Editor Needs Thicker Skin

Though I never manage to get very far into the Tucson Weekly, I can reliably depend on Jimmy Boegle's weekly fit of pique on Page 2, where he is seemingly obliged to respond to every miscreant who has ever maligned him or the paper.

How necessary is it to call out the "twits" who mocked the front-page error while, on the other hand, offering a not very convincing justification on why it really wasn't the editor's fault? ("The Power of an 'M,'" Editor's Note, June 14.) How about: "I apologize. I'll try not to let it happen again."

I don't know how it's possible to be so thin-skinned and defensive and remain in the newspaper business. After all this time, he might try just taking a deep breath and letting it roll off. There, isn't that better?

Steve Hahn

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