February 08, 2006

Hangin' With Mehlman

Today, for work, I went to a luncheon in suburban Philadelphia hosted by Ken Mehlman, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. An interesting lunch- speaking to a Latino group, Mehlman made the GOP sound as though they're at the forefront of every civil rights cause, fighting to elect the first black Pennsylvania governor (Lynn Swann). But to be fair, he did sound sincere.

Mehlman seems like a nice enough guy, and isn't nearly the disingenuous, reptilian slimeball that his predecessor Ed Gillespie was. This despite the fact that his handlers, while inviting the press to the event, all but bodyblocked reporters from speaking to Mehlman afterward.

I love my job. I can go to Wing Bowl and be surrounded by fat guys eating wings and Wingettes with laughably large breast implants, then five days later be in the same room as the national chairman of the Republican Party. And I'm on the clock for both. Is this a great country, or what?

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 8, 2006 11:22 PM

For all the talk about Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman was more responsible for the pure nuts 'n bolts of the 2004 campaign than anyone. He is a very bright, genuinely nice person who is totally dedicated to attracting new supporters to the Republican Party. Frankly, I love the guy.

Posted by: DBrooks at February 9, 2006 09:06 AM

I really think you need to register for the GOP...

Posted by: A at February 9, 2006 09:11 AM

It's good to hear how much you enjoy your job. It's always exciting to hear when friends are at good points in their lives.

Hey, I'm still waiting for you to get a syndicated.

Maybe an entertainment article??

And after having spent a few years reading your blog, I think you'd do a good job with a syndicated political commentary article...

Hey, I'd even enjoy you as a baseball beat writer!

Posted by: Jeff S at February 10, 2006 12:16 AM
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