Patterico's Pontifications

2/4/2008

Greg Packer, Giants Fan

Filed under: Buffoons — Patterico @ 12:51 pm

M.E. Sprengelmeyer of the Rocky Mountain News has worn down some shoe leather and managed to dig himself up a true-blue Giants fan: one Greg Packer:

“It’s all about the Giants winning,” said Greg Packer, 44, a retired highway maintenance worker. “I’m as proud as I was in the Yankees dynasty years.”

Don’t forget the Mets, Greg.

And the Jets.

The full Greg Packer story can be read here, along with links to previous sightings. Or just search this site for Greg Packer.

You’d think there’d be a little more media awareness of a guy who is notorious for trying to get his name in the paper — and who admits he isn’t above lying to do it.

You’d think that. But you’d be wrong.

11 Responses to “Greg Packer, Giants Fan”

  1. Retired as a highway maintence worker at 44? My God, what do they pay those folks in New York?

    If I ever get interviewed for anything by a reporter, I am almost sure to tell them my name is Greg Packer.

    JVW (b03dfa)

  2. Classic. Reporters should start an “I’ve been scammed by Greg Packer” club.

    DRJ (517d26)

  3. Retired as a highway maintence worker at 44?

    Methinks Mr. Packer is now showing thinly-veiled contempt for reporters by dropping such clues; sounds deliberate.

    ras (fc54bb)

  4. I think he’s just running out of reporters.

    DRJ (517d26)

  5. Unfortunatley, the legions of government employees who retire at young ages make his pose all too realistic. Disability retirements, partial disability, negligence lawsuit retirements, inflated final years’ salaries pension padding, these are rampant. Anyone doing contract work in government circles sees this all the time.

    j.pickens (53ee7a)

  6. He could have won the lottery or come into an inheritance. 😉

    nk (12118a)

  7. “You’d think there’d be a little more media awareness of a guy who is notorious for trying to get his name in the paper — and who admits he isn’t above lying to do it.”

    How would they cover Washington?

    Stephen Macklin (f552f7)

  8. But he gives such great copy…….

    gahrie (56a0a8)

  9. Anyone doing contract work in government circles sees this all the time.

    You really don’t want to go down that road and have the government workers perspective about contractors aired do you?
    Eisenhower was spot on with his predictions some 50 years ago. The taxpayers of this country have shoveled untold billions of dollars to defense contractors for useless products and services.

    voiceofreason2 (ae70e4)

  10. voiceofreason2, please grace us all with the sanctimony of the government worker’s view. Bottom line, contract workers are gone the moment their services are no longer required, or a government worker doesn’t like their face. Government workers are entrenched as long as they like, or until they reach 55, or until they can figure out a discrimination/injury lawsuit to retire out on.;-)

    P.S. – those “defense contractors” are responsible to government workers. If the products and services are useless, the government workers are responsible for the contract oversight and acceptance of product/service.

    TimesDisliker (bc2deb)


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