A Trip to the Rockies
I attended the Rocky Moutain Blogger Bash this weekend. Being from Shreveport, Louisiana, I'm hardly a Rocky Moutain Blogger, but the "Bash" aspires to be more than a local party, and I, frankly, aspire to get linked by the likes of Stephen Green, Zombyboy (David to his friends), ColoradoPsycho, Protein Wisdom, Colorado Conservative, or even Talk Left (if only to disagree).
You read right. This was a bipartisan blog party held within a week of the most bitterly fought presidential campaign in memory. There are no greater passionate partisans than bloggers, so you might be wondering how this was accomplished.
In a word: Song. Whenever passions threatened to flare up, people would start singing. First it was old standards, next it was television shows. I distinctly remember "Love Boat" and that "Tell Me More" song from "Grease."
Corny...you betcha, but it worked and, personally it was an antidote to the tensions of the last few
weeks years. This was a great starting point for the new political discourse that Phil is calling for.
Speaking of Phil, I finally got to meet he and his wife in person on this trip. He is just as intelligent, funny, and interesting a guy as you would expect from reading The Speculist. And, like me, he married well.
Thanks Phil for being such a good host!