"Governor Bowen has been around a long time," said Manigault, noting that Bowen and Hiler don't support just anybody. "They choose their endorsements wisely," he said.
Actually, Bowen said he hasn't made a formal endorsement of Manigault."I OK'd having my name put on a list of people supporting him," the former governor said in a telephone conversation from his Bremen home. "How do you pronounce his name?" he asked.
Bowen, now 89, said that based on what he knows about Manigault's background, he felt safe putting his name on a list of supporters and, "obviously I support the Republican candidate."
In other words, Bowen has never met the guy and doesn't know who the hell he is. If you're going to use a big name like Bowen to promote your candidacy, you better make sure he knows something about you when the press comes calling.