Here's the best part. Moore, it seems, created enemies when he was on the Davison School Board by picking his toes during meetings.
No Moore, and no more, to enter Davison hall
The Flint Journal First Edition By Chad Swiateckicswiatecki@flintjournal.com
DAVISON - Worldwide attention over efforts to induct filmmaker Michael Moore into the Davison High School Hall of Fame has caused the group to indefinitely cancel all inductions. The hall's nomination committee announced its decision Friday, saying the controversy surrounding Moore was bringing too much negative attention to the honor, which has been bestowed on other alumni, including Olympic hockey hero Ken Morrow.
"We're not gonna get wrapped up in any controversy here, over his whole situation," said Lynn Collard, a member of the hall's nine-person nominating committee.
A group of Moore backers began lobbying for his inclusion in recent weeks and submitted more than 600 nominations on the behalf of the Oscar winner and Davison native.
Moore has been rejected each time he has been nominated for inclusion in the hall, which was founded in 2000. (link)
A lightning rod even before his film career, Moore was notorious early on for wearing a sandwich board and protesting at Davison's main intersection and often was criticized for sparking debate while a member of the Davison School Board.I say he deserves some kind of award. Who would have ever thought the spectacularly obese Moore could even see his toes, much less touch them, much less pick them while all the little kiddies in attendance were watching. This is the guy, you may recall, that was given royal treatment by John Kerry at the Democratic National Convention, inviting him to sit with Jimmy Carter during the festivities. No word on whether he was picking his toes during Teresa Heinz Kerry's "I am a dream" speech.
In recent articles, other members of the nominating committee pointed to Moore's practice of picking at his toes during board meetings [my emphasis] as behavior unbecoming of someone who might be considered for the hall.
Moore is my nominee for toe picker of the year! See him here in action.