The email arrived with the subject line “Durable,” and we presume that means the tuba.
In the auditorium named for his dad, Harold, in Murdo, Sen. John Thune visited an old friend late last week. Thune’s office is so far declining to release details of how the dent came to be. The accompanying statement arrived with the photo:
John Thune showing off the tuba he played in the 1970s at Jones County High School — taken in the rafters of the Harold Thune Auditorium in Murdo during tonight’s Jones County Invitational game between Jones and Lyman counties. The tuba is still being used and still has the big dent that John put in it.
I never figured Thune for a tuba player, but now I really want to see some photographic evidence from the 1970s. Wouldn’t it be extra awesome if he wore American Hustle-style glasses?
And, oh yeah, inquiring minds need the rest of the dent story.