From the Notebook: Darden Copeland and the Fairgrounds Fury
March 31, 2011 at 12:12PM
“I think sometimes, to get noticed, you can have a little bit of respect if you knock their hat off and pick it up and hand it to them. I tried to do that in a way that wasn’t personal, that didn’t go after anybody and kept it above the belt.”
That's what Darden Copeland, the man behind the fury over the fairgrounds, told me when I asked him — during a recent and wide-ranging interview — what he thought of being Public Enemy No. 1 of Mayor Karl Dean's office.