cross-posted to goodCRIMETHINK

So it’s always kind of a big deal to get on primetime TV, and thanks to the entire JJP fam for providing your suggested topics, talking points and coverage throughout the day. Yall are like a community-powered media prep team. Sadly, Governor Ventura’s segment went way over, and the blogger segment on CNN’s Election Center got cut short.

Here’s the video for those who missed it.

That’s right. I got one sentence in! Dang! I accomplished my first goal: don’t look like an idiot. If you watch my eyes in the closing minutes (after she says the segment’s over), you can see them saying “Wha’choo talkin bout Campbell??”

Such is national television, but Jack & Jill Politics is likely to return in the near future to try to represent real thought on the airwaves. Had I known I would only get one sentence, I might have kept my message to Iraq as economic failure, but I think it’s worth putting pressure on those who keep saying “No we can’t” leave Iraq to ask them just when they think it will be possible.

So that’s the on-air part, but what yall missed was the green room where I spent mad time talking with none other than Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. We arrived at about the same time, and I wasn’t sure whether to shake his hand or choke him!

The man is disturbingly personable. He’s like a genuinely nice and funny person. Here’s the killer photo I got of him reading JJP!

Ari Fleischer Reads Jack & Jill Politics

We actually didn’t talk about politics much and focused on the irony of the CNN green room TV having no sound. I pointed out to him that he was wearing one of those American flag pins. Without missing a beat, he said Barack Obama gave it to him. I said, “yeah, he didn’t need to wear his patriotism on his sleeve.” Ah, laughing with the enemy.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for your contributions, not just today but in general. It’s good to be home.

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