Susan J. Demas: I’m Just a Girl

Suppose I wrote horribly misspelled stories that messed up basic facts, like claiming that the Capitol is in Escanaba and the state constitution was crafted by elves.


And suppose I managed to get a gig as a pundit on TV and radio, where I would play the part of the resident airhead. I couldn’t tell you how much the state budget was worth or who the lieutenant governor was.


But I was young, blonde and had a decent pair of sweater puppies.


Naturally, people would question my qualifications — and not just the barely literate folks who spend their days leaving comments online in all caps.

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