Come on board and
Classic final (although he has long been an
avid boater and fisherman), he did arrive,
according to Mosby, in shirt sleeves, with an
entourage of Secret Service agents in suits
who seemed ready to melt in the sweltering
August heat. Friction allegedly arose at a
back entrance to the convention center when
federal agents told then Governor Clinton
he needed to walk through a metal detec-
tor. His accompanying state policeman took
issue, stepping forward and warning, “This
is the governor of Arkansas.”
A heated exchange ensued, and federal
agents talked into their coat sleeves, radio-
ing for instructions. A ruling finally came
down from on high: The governor could
bypass the metal detector. There would be
no escaping those hats, it seems. — A.D.
The 2015 Bassmaster Classic takes place in
Greenville, South Carolina, February 20-22.
For a newbie’s take on visiting the
Classic, see this story online.