Oh sure, little brothers can be a pain, but sometimes they're pretty helpful. Just ask Dick DeVos Jr., closet organizer entrepreneur, Amway scion, and candidate for governor. What he is not, any longer, is the owner of the racing sloop Windquest. Dick was the owner a year ago when he had his sailboat up for sale. But apparently there were no takers.
Now Dick Jr. is running for governor, and I suppose a man of the people just doesn't go sporting around in regatta-winning racing sloops. So, we learn in today's edition of the Detroit Free Press that his younger brother Doug is now not only the new owner of the Windquest but is also replacing Dick as the vessel's skipper in this year's big race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island.
Maybe Doug provided his brother this bit of P.R. cover, because Dick figured that Michiganders are a small-minded race who would begrudge him a token of his success as the proprietor of a capital-venture-firm-now-shelving-concern, husband of an heiress, and son of the biggest multi-level marketing huckster in the world. But then, with Dick now trimming his sails on all manner of political positions he once held, maybe he's just tired of literally trimming them.