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The state insider (TSI)

Project currently suspended - Will be restarted in the future.

Comical fiction - Originally set in the year 2010 but will be probably be changed to 2014, mostly in the halls of power, Salem Oregon.

After completing the major work on my first book I found I missed the enjoyment I had creating story lines, characters and my own little world.

I started The State Insider, which was to be the fictitious next governor of Oregon due to be elected in November 2010. I started the project in summer, 2008 just before the economy really started to crash.


"I, William Roger Garrison, accept the trust, faith and confidence you have given me, and will deliver the change I promised when I asked you to elect me your 37th Governor."

A serious statement from a newly elected governor determined to get Oregon going and prove it's reputation as a "maverick state". A state intent on leading the way forward, not willing to follow the pack!

A serious man on a serious mission as Governor of the Oregon, serious until his childhood imaginary friend "Oscar" returns to help him govern the state.

A lonely, "only child" can have an imaginary friend, but how about a newly elected Governor?


It has been said that behind every good man is a good woman and William Garrison the new governor is grateful his wife Sophie is there to support him in the challenges he faces.

As we entered the bedroom, she turned with a serious look on her face and announced “I’d be careful who I told about Oscar if I was you, and I’m only sharing a bed with one of you!” - Sophie Garrison, wife of newly elected Governor Garrison

It's ironic that I could only take these pictures of the Oregon Governor's Mansion from a distance. This was as close as I could get to Mahonia Hall without pushing my luck.


I have no desire to be the last troublesome foreigner sent to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba before they close the military prison there.

I've had to suspend this project and "Oregon first - A better way" for the same reason.

Coming from Australia with it's similar but different political system I need more background information on "A day in the life of a governor".

I have written to the current and two former Oregon Governors looking for help but at present I feel I have more hope of getting the launch codes from the Pentagon. I hope I don't have to try all 49 other State Governors!