Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to be Grand Marshal at Benton Harbor festival

I’ll give Rick Snyder credit. The dude displays a whole lotta chutzpah. He’s going to be the Grand Marshal at the Benton Harbor Grand Floral Festival next month

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to take part in the 2011 Grand Floral Parade on May 7 as its grand marshal.

Blossomtime Executive Director Sabrina LaSota said the governor’s office has confirmed his plans to appear.

The governor is always invited to be the parade’s grand marshal, though it has been years since a governor has taken part in Southwest Michigan’s annual salute to the fruit industry.

Lt. Gov. Jim Cherry served as grand marshal in 2004, and Gov. John Engler was here in 1994, LaSota said.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. that Saturday at Pearl and Main streets in St. Joseph, then goes along Main Street in Benton Harbor and ends at 6th and Main streets in Benton Harbor.

Gee, I wonder if there will be a protest?

I’m just sayin’…

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