Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday Ques...ah, forget it.

Look, it's like this. Friday's are my bonzo banana days at work now since it's the day I write the show you'll hear tomorrow plus host the panel discussion and sometimes file a story too. So whereas my week used to be heavy at the beginning, then heavier, then lighter, now it's a slow build. I love it, of course, the new job, but hard on Fridays. So maybe we'll start doing a Tuesday question or something.

I also thought I'd give up the whole blogging deal but I'm not going to. I started this thing in 2003 when Rewind was going off the air and I thought it would be a good way to stay in writing shape. It was. It is. If you're a writer, you should blog. Who cares who reads the dang thing, if anyone. You're a writer? Write. But now I've kind of arrived at everything I've ever wanted professionally what with the show and books and stuff. But I will still blog. I feel like it's just in the bones now.

Also, here's a YouTube clip that chilled my spine. This Sarah Palin they have here, she doesn't do interviews. They're running her for Vice-President on a ticket with an old man who has survived cancer before and whose body has had some hard days and who has a family history of heart disease. So this Palin lady is someone who might be THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD AND SHOULDN'T WE GET TO KNOW HER?

No, says the McCain campaign. Watch this. The refusal to grant interviews is chilling enough but the sneering contempt exhibited for the simple notion of talking to the press is appalling. And bear in mind, this has nothing to do with politics. This isn't about what Palin or McCain believe or what Obama or Biden or Bob Barr believe. This is about secrecy and contempt and it's terrifying.

(wow, when did John get all serious? Or wait, was there a punchline? No? I looked for it but I didn't...)



Scott Chicken said...

Can't you get a "Friday Question" intern? Isn't that what they're for? Well, other than the donut runs, that is...

Oh, and for the record I think you got all serious in late 2000, but I could be off by a year or two.

Kate said...

That woman scares me. And not letting the media talk to her is beyond creepy. That response makes me want to scream--as if asking for an interview is such a ludicrous notion. People deserve more information. I can't take 4 more years of this. Can't.

I enjoy your blogging. Keep on as your schedule with your dream job allows.

Andy Joe said...

You still do punch lines? Is it going to be one of those Bob Dole collection kind of deals in a couple of years?

Anonymous said...

If she doesn't want to talk to the media, fine. But she's got to answer some questions if she wants the job. So get a panel of regular old folks to ask these questions, I don't care. JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!

matthew said...

She can't answer questions, anyway, because there's nobody to ask them. All journalists are now facing felony charges in St. Paul.

Double plus ungood!