Michigan Governor’s Husband Plays ‘Do You Know Who I Am?’ Card; It Doesn’t Work

Last week Tad Dowker, owner of North Michigan dock company NorthShore Dock LLC, had to take a call from a client that wanted his boat in the water before the Memorial Day weekend, even though he wasn’t on the schedule.

Dowker tweeted about the encounter:

“This morning, I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend. Being Memorial weekend and the fact that we started working three weeks late means there is no chance this is going to happen.”

“Well our office personnel had explained this to the man and he replied, ‘I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?'”

After many calls from the media, Dowker took down his post and the company issued a statement saying they didn’t have time to deal with media requests as they try to catch up on their business. The company statement did say the man was understanding and respectful when told the company couldn’t comply with his request.

Perhaps Dowker could have asked the man if it mattered that he was a small business shut down by the governor’s decision, even though they are far removed from major city centers and deal with boats, which by definition are socially distanced from others.

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  1. Alfred Zetzl

    I would have told the Governors husband when he identified himself that that fact alone would guarantee that his boat would not even get wet till Labor Day! Sounds like a one-armed paper hanger trying to get the glue off his good arm!
    The Governor could take a day off of being a misery and get the boat in the water herself! But, on the other hand, being married to that Governor, may have counted as a huge sympathy marker in his favor! A second marker would have been if her seat on the boat got wet tar to glue her butt where she could do much less harm. I guess it is all in the way you look at it.

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