I’ve been sitting on Bloggers’ Row this morning, which essentially means I have my computer open in the exhibit hall next to many other bloggers and we get approached by people who want to Promote Their Stuff™ which seems to be everything from books and pamphlets to sessions to political campaigns and beyond.
I’ve asked the candidates why they want to come to DC, and I get canned responses that were written by their PR teams, and I get the question dodged when I talk to them about issues like DC Statehood or Voting Rights, or where they’d like to live here in town, or what they think of the area. DC is a goal, not a place, and that’s a tough thing to see.
There are those of us who live in this great area who see this place as more than a goal, more than a place to come when you win, but a place to live our lives, conduct our business and support the community. Can we work on some national level politicians to see it the same way?
But yes, proving that there aren’t just weiner girls running around, here’s a photo of guy in a chicken suit. This is what we’re braving to bring you the news.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs