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Government-based Author Better at Fiction Than Non-Fiction

Having read a fair amount of Blake Fontenay’s nonfiction writing — or at least what passes for the factual making of statements in state government circles — I was curious upon learning of his first published attempt at pure fiction.
It’s a novel titled “The Politics of Barbeque.”
Fontenay is the public relations guy for Tennessee’s three constitutional officers — the secretary of state, the state comptroller and the state treasurer. This is three times as many bosses than the typical state government employee assigned to deal with media and leaves him with the taxpayer-funded duty to write news releases on multiple fascinating topics.

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Fleischmann Happy With Cantor Help, No Worry About ‘Fiction’ Poll

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor helped U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann raise about $75,000 for his 3rd District reelection campaign at a Knoxville fundraiser, reports Georgiana Vines.
…Fleischmann was asked to comment on a poll released this week by the Mayfield campaign that showed the Athens businessman was ahead at 34 percent with Fleischmann and Wamp, son of former Congressman Zach Wamp, each with 25 percent.
“My view is, this is a fiction. I’m not worried about polling. I am pleased to have Eric Cantor coming,” Fleischmann said.