Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Janet and I just got back from Philadelphia, City of Bloggerly Love, where we saw Prince play the best show ever played by anyone. Curious-- the two Big Things I saw this summer were Prince at the Wachovia Center and Elvis Costello at Lincoln Center. Talk about a study in contrasts. But more on that later. And no, I haven’t forgotten my promise to file a report on Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas? It looks like I’m going to have to break that report into parts, but we’ll see.
Anyway, that’s not the breaking news. The breaking news is that we’re packing up and driving Nick to college, woo woo. I’ll be back in a week, at which point I’ll call the official press conference, but in the meantime I wanted to announce to all my faithful readers the big news: in order to pay Nick’s tuition, I have agreed to accept the position of Director of Homeland Security.
Like I say, it’s not official yet, so don’t go talking to the media. But entre nous, I’d be really grateful if you could suggest (a) new colors for terror alerts and (b) names of Democrats who should be put on the no-fly list. Thanks much, and I’ll be back soon.