I mentioned a few days ago that both John and I were interviewed by the hometown newspaper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, for a story about Bloggers Corner from a local perspective. Sharon Schmickle turns in a fair and balanced look at the intersection of blogging and big-league politics:
It was one thing to watch the cool and sassy Bush twins in television’s lights, cracking scripted jokes and teasing their parents about their days of being “young and irresponsible.”
It was another to see 22-year-old Jenna and Barbara through Captain Ed’s analytical filter: “The Bush twins are — as they said in their speech — young, irrepressible, and a little immature. Personally, I found their humor a little charming, if overdone. I noticed (former New York Mayor) Rudy Giuliani laughing his butt off at the Sex And The City joke.” …
Here’s Hinderaker’s summary of his first day: “This has been one of the longer days in recent memory, beginning with a blogger breakfast at 8:00. The day included technical problems with our internet connections; our first video post; interviews with a number of luminaries … most memorably, recent Miss America Erika Herald [sic]; a National Review party … finally, an evening spent inside the hall watching the first night of the convention. I just got back to my hotel a few minutes ago, and will wait until morning to post detailed impressions of the speeches.”
In reading Schmickle’s article, it’s apparent that she took quite a bit of time to read through both of our blogs, and excerpted a fairly representative sampling of our work. Take a read through it and see what you think.