What made me laugh today
Vis InstaPundit, I found this exchange on Adam Bonin’s blog, Throwing Things, on how he was able to get press credentials to a Democratic Presidential Candidates Town Meeting in Philadelphia: Phone call with the SMWIA rep went something like: “So, you run a weblog?” “Yes.” “And it’s called Throwing Things?” “Yes.” “A weblog . . ...
Phone call with the SMWIA rep went something like: “So, you run a weblog?” “Yes.” “And it’s called Throwing Things?” “Yes.” “A weblog . . . that’s pretty marginal . . . but, okay, we’ll let you in.”
OK, are there any other perks one gets from blogging? Free tote bags? Hotel soaps? Just curious. In all seriousness, this is one of the things I love about the early stages of presidential campaigns — all candidates (even putative front-runners) are so desperate for voter and media interactions that they’ll meet with just about anyone not wearing a swastika or hammer & sickle on their lapels.
Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and the author of The Ideas Industry. Twitter: @dandrezner
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