Corus Early Afternoon Replacement for Adler?

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Corus Early Afternoon Replacement for Adler?

Postby slowhand » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Corus is obviously going after a younger demographic with the replacement of Rutherford. Next step is to replace Adler in the early afternoons.

Dorset, Minnesota, Mayor Robert Tufts is the obvious replacement for Adler. If he loses his re-election bid on August 4th, he would be available and it works well with his schedule, as he begins kindergarten in September, which is done at noon each weekday. That leaves him an hour for lunch before hitting the airwaves right after the CJOB one o'clock News in Winnipeg.

Getting a Canadian work visa should be pretty straight-forward given that Canada has no mayors that young.

Given a little exposure on Corus radio stations and I could see him beating Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the next election. I seriously doubt that Mr. Tufts has any crack cocaine skeletons in his closet.

Associated Press video report:

Lots of pictures: ... -minn.html

From The Oregonian:
4-year-old mayor running for re-election in Minnesota

DORSET, Minn. — Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor — a short guy — is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.

Say hello to Mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts. He's 4 years old and not even in school yet.

Bobby was only 3 when he won election last year as mayor of Dorset (population 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town). Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World, has no formal city government.
Every year the town draws a name during its Taste of Dorset Festival, and the winner gets to be mayor. Anyone can vote as many times as they like — for $1 a vote — at any of the ballot boxes in stores around town. Bobby is running for a second term, and he gets to draw the winning name Aug. 4, so it's possible he could draw his own name.

Calls of "Mr. Mayor" greet Bobby as he strolls around Dorset, handing out his campaign card. One side shows Bobby, his dark hair slicked down, wearing his tan fishing vest over a suit jacket. The other side shows Bobby sitting in a porch swing with his girlfriend, Sophie.

"I would love to be your Mayor as much as I love Sophie," the card reads.

"He's been pretty good. Lotta PR for the town," said his mother, Emma Tufts, 34. "I think he's doing a fine job."

Bobby's job as mayor is to greet people as they come to Dorset, located among the pines and lakes of northern Minnesota about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Resorts and tourism are the main industry, and restaurants ranging from Mexican to Italian to family style line about two blocks on either side of the highway that runs through the middle of town.

Bobby's major act as mayor so far has been to make ice cream the top of the food pyramid. He has many favorite flavors.

"Chocolate. And vanilla. Strawberry. Cotton candy kind. And rainbow sherbet," said the mayor.

On a recent steamy summer morning, Bobby skipped ahead as he led a group of about 20 children and adults on a walk on the Heartland Trail to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, N.D. He wore his signature black fedora, adorned with fishing lures and a large button with his photo, and seemed endlessly energetic.

"I think he's a cute little bugger and I think a lot of people share the same, you know, opinion as me, and it's neat," Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes says. "You know, how often do you see a little kid like that who's — call 'em camera-friendly or whatever, you know — he's got a very good little personality, and he's not afraid to show it. So I think it's great."

--The Associated Press
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Re: Corus Early Afternoon Replacement for Adler?

Postby jon » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:24 pm

Here is the best picture I could find of the 4 year old mayor:


And I also found a little guy who might well be the next mayor of New York City:


Hmm, on second thought, would you vote for somebody who eats sand?
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Re: Corus Early Afternoon Replacement for Adler?

Postby former tv guy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:00 pm

I would like to see this thread moved to The Bitching Post as I wasted my time looking at a story I heard about last week.
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