Santa Claus - My Fake Diary
Sunday, 16 September 2012
I noticed this from the Arkansas Times:
You may not know attorney Robert Newcomb, 67, but you've seen the full-figured lawyer with the snowy beard repeatedly in the media doing his annual turn as Santa Claus. He's everywhere, from Children's Hospital to CARTI events and all over TV and the papers.
He's long played Santa in the Downtown Little Rock Christmas Parade. For at least nine years, he's dovetailed that role into an appearance at the Capitol, where the Christmas lights are turned on at the end of the parade, fireworks are set off and hordes of children walk through the rotunda to have their photos made with Santa.
Newcomb says the secretary of state's office called him about six weeks ago to help again this year. (No pay is involved.) He said sure.
Then, late last week, an employee of the office called Newcomb to say his services were no longer needed. She said she didn't know why.
Santa has been sacked.
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