SACRAMENTO - Dalrymple's Dictionary defines the term spin doctor, as being a public relations individual who is paid big bucks to put a positive spin on anything of a negative nature.
According to The Cucamonga Chit Chat Chronicle the term first came into prominence during the spring of 1983, when Balboa G. Gooseberry was hired by the Winston-Salem Cigarette Company and thus became the nation's first spin doctor.
Gooseberry's job was two fold. First it was to divert the consumers attention away from the tremendously harmful side effects of cigarette smoking.
And secondly it was to refocus on the fact that cigarette companies employ thousands of workers who would otherwise be unemployed and collecting unemployment checks, food stamps, and cheese.
Lately, the entertainment industry has begun to employ more and more spin doctors as is the case with the Caribbean singer Rihanna and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Chris Brown.
It is no secret that four years ago, the sensuously attractive Rihanna was viciously attacked by hip hop artist Chris Brown.
The young punk, as Simon Cowell calls him, is lucky that he is not sitting in some cold, damp jail cell at The Hopalong Cassidy Correctional Facility in Calabasas, California.
Rihanna and Christine, as he is called by country music artist Hank Williams, Jr., recently hired one of California's best spin doctor's to make Chris look like a nice guy instead of the woman beater that he is.
Sage Moonwine was reportedly paid $40,000, and Rihanna commented to Hollywood Innuendo's Fajita San Guacamole that it was the best $40,000 that she has ever spent.
Ri-Ri proudly proclaimed that thanks to Moonwine everyone in the United States has forgotten all about the bruises, cuts, abrasions, and contusions that she suffered at the hands of Christina as opera singer Placido Domingo calls him.
SIDENOTE: The state of California has just announced that the state senate will most likely vote to put an end to the spin doctor business if these types of inequities and infractions continue.