What do Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and Park Cities People columnist Merritt Patterson have in common? They’ve both had the Brett Shipp Ambush (sorry, Merritt).
Price made it to Maggiano’s for today’s Park Cities Rotary meeting, according to new club president Jim Mills. Then he canceled.
“There was a representative of the media downstairs,” said Mills, who happened to be leading a Rotary meeting for the first time, “and whatever transpired between those two entities is the reason we don’t have a speaker.” Publicity chair Kirby Warnock checked into it for me, and confirmed said reporter was Channel 8’s Brett Shipp. Who wasn’t, you know, invited.
Rotarian Nolan Duck worked the event into the club’s regular invocation later, praying that “whatever it was [to drive Price away] not sour his view of this club or this group of people.”