Who is that person? OK, I guess I'm married to her.
On his Saturday night show, "KSFY This Week," Mitch has made it a point to mention that he's married to Shantel. He believes he owes it to the viewers to be honest.
But on KSFY's daily newscast, Mitch does not mention his wife's name. If Shantel is included in sound bites, he has co-anchor Nancy Naeve read those stories "just so there's no hint of impropriety," Mitch said.
"I have a standing rule with the people that cover the Legislature. That's, 'Don't go out of your way to interview her because she's my wife and don't ignore her because she's my wife.' If she is the story, then we talk to her. If she's the prime sponsor on a bill or she does something in Pierre that's newsworthy, then we cover it."
Shantel notes that Mitch has to try to distance himself from her activities. "So he does not attend any functions with me, to keep that separate."
I can understand it. I'm sure there are plenty of times when my wife wants to disavow knowledge of me. Especially when I'm working on some crazy project in the garage designed to further campaign technology for less than $20..