Archives: August 2008
From today’s “Face the Nation”:
SCHIEFFER: Finally today, anyone who has known me for at least an hour knows I’m from Fort Worth, Texas, which is referred to by many in the nation as the Dallas/Fort Worth area; which is why for years, whenever I mention it on TV I call it the Fort Worth/Dallas area. Few people have noticed, but one day I got a nice letter from a man who wrote and said, ‘I know why you do that. I’m from St. Paul .’
As Bill Ward, one of the local newspapermen here wrote this week, St. Paul would kill to get the kind of respect that even Rodney Dangerfield got. At least people knew who he was. Too many people don’t know that St. Paul exists. Well, I know the feeling. I once wrote a song that went like this: Dallas , Dallas , how we love you, but why’s our airport DFW? Move that D, shift that letter, FWD sounds so much better. The Dallas DJs didn’t play it much, but they loved it in Fort Worth .
So here’s what we’re going to do to turn it around for St. Paul . First, you need a theme song. How about this: Minneapolis , Minneapolis , we think you are simply fabulous. But if you want to have a ball, just drop in on old St. Paul . So St. Paulers, if you’ll finish those lyrics, e-mail them to me at CBS News, and I’ll read the best ones next week on FACE THE NATION, when our guest will be John McCain.
Note: Reliable Sources is pre-empted.
Washington Post: McCain Introduces Alaska Governor Palin as Running Mate
Washington Examiner: In Denver, Ralph Nader and Sean Penn rip the Dems
N.Y. Times: David Brooks: A Speech to the Delegates
USA Today: Most affluent city might surprise you
Politico: The ticket: McCain-Palin
CBS News: McCain Introduces Sarah Palin As VP Pick
Wall Street Journal: McCain Taps Sarah Palin as VP
#DNC08: Twittering from Denver (Regular FishbowlDC Posts Continually Published Below, After This Post)
We’ll be Twittering from the Democratic Convention and our updates will feed into this post throughout the week. We’ll be adding other FishbowlDC posts throughout the week, which will always appear below.
FishbowlDC’s Denver (#dnc08) Twitter Updates
For this week’s Separated at Birth, we have BuzzMachine.com’s Jeff Jarvis.
Does Jeff look like…
South Park Elementary’s guidance counselor Mr. Mackey?
Howard Kurtz added 23 Facebook friends this week, bringing his total to 2,238. He also had a staggering 11 status updates, which included:
- Howard is recovering from 2 and a half hours of anchoring, which included cutting off Jesse Jackson as Bill C took the stage.
Howard is about to anchor WP/Newsweek webcast again. Emergency duty. Zero preparation. Hey, it’s not like it’s television.
Howard is on the convention floor, which is more crowded than the D train at rush hour.
Howard is anchoring a nightly WP/Newsweek webcast from the conventions from 7-8 pm eastern. No commercials!
Howard is chortling over watching Jon Stewart go at it with the press about how we’re screwing America.
Howard just chatted up Brokaw, awaiting wisdom from Sunday anchors–and a free lunch.
Howard is at the Pepsi Center, ready to go on CNN. Place empty except for TV types.
Howard amazed at how decrepit the Denver press tent is. journalism requires sacrifice.
Howard is in Denver. The excitement is building at the baggage claim.
Howard is flying to Denver. Conservative radio guy slamming Biden at 6am.
Howard having another wasted day. Off to Denver. Must be some news there, right?
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