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May 29, 2007

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DrFrankLives

Did you ask Mr. Hood what real-world experience he has in any of the following areas?

(1) entrepreneurship
(2) running a business/meeting a payroll with money earned by the business (not given by a sugardaddy)
(3) government
(4) journalism
(5) law
(6) pretty much anything else

I'd really like to know, because I aspire to be a jack-of-all-trades pundit also, and I have yet to figure out how to find a wealthy scion of a robber baron to fund my dreams. Perhaps I can emulate Mr. Hood.

His twin brother is a hard-working lawyer. Partner in a firm. Has to make payroll, satisfy clients, etc. etc.

Matt Hill Comer

Oooo, Oooo, Can I come? lol

Sounds exciting Ed... keep the details coming.

Ed Cone

Damn, I failed to ask any of those pertinent questions.

Mostly I stuck to queries and comments and suggestions about the conference itself: structure, content, people. I came away feeling good about all that stuff.

I did ask if I could get him anything as I went for my iced coffee, and I believe I asked after his family and perhaps about his long weekend and summer plans, but otherwise it was all business.

Next time, though, boy oh boy, I'll know what to say.

Bubba

"I'd really like to know, because I aspire to be a jack-of-all-trades pundit also, and I have yet to figure out how to find a wealthy scion of a robber baron to fund my dreams."

Another quality contribution from Dr. Krank, cleverly disguised as ad hominem babble .

How DOES he do it?

Gerry

"Listed below are links to weblogs that reference NC politics and the web conference"

the link just took me back to this post. You have more info on the conference??

Gerry

If Robin Dorff works with John Hood, would that make Robin Hood?

Matt Hill Comer

"the link just took me back to this post. You have more info on the conference??"

Gerry... the link is a link to the post and that section of "links listed below" is supposed to list trackbacks from other bloggers who post on this post. Guess no one has yet.

Gerry

OK, now I understand. I'll put September 8 on my calendar.

DrFrankLives

gerry, that's funny.

Robert P.

Ed,
Don't let this be a he-said, she-said B.S. fest. Have some experts there to call the spinners on both sides. Please, do not let it be a "moderator" that sits there and lets both sides give their spin and then never ends the discussion by saying who is telling the truth and who is "fabricating".

Ed Cone

I think people are getting ahead of themselves and making too many assumptions.

It's not my conference, but as I understand it the goal is to offer a series of practical sessions on the subject of NC politics and the web.

Small panels, so that people get a chance to speak, from the front of the room and beyond.

One session might involve actual political practioners -- not in a debate format, but talking about what's being done online, well and poorly. The easy names were all Dems (e.g. Meek, Exley, Gross), because the Dems are far ahead in this area in NC, but I'm sure there will be an attempt to have balance -- not just for the sake of balance, but to get a wider view and a provide more value. Ideal moment would be for a smart partisan to say of something done by the other team, "Gee I wish we'd thought of that, here's why..."

A second session might involve practicing political journalists who are active online -- obvious suspects include Beckwith and Binker and Leslie. Not saying that's who would be asked or who would accept, just the profile.

A third session might have bloggers who cover politics -- again, not to debate each other but to talk about what seems to be effective and interesting in the field. Of course it's more fun if there are a few sparks...but it's not cable news.

And there might be a keynoter, who would no doubt piss off somebody, but as long as they have something smart to say about the subject that's fine by me.

Again, not my conference, all subject to change...but that's my understanding of the idea, and I think it has a lot of promise.

The CA

Breaking protocol to say the Dorff is a great guy. Hood is too.

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