When FairVote booked New Yorker editor Hendrik Hertzberg for our fundraiser (Monday, Dec. 15th at the Hi-Hat from 6-8:30pm), we only knew he was a brilliant writer who loved election reform.
We didn’t know he could also hold his own in a streetfight…
My first inkling of my week as a Bill O’Reilly guest star came on Tuesday morning, December 2nd, as I was leaving home to go to work. I hadn’t had my coffee yet. I hadn’t even checked my e-mail. I was not at my most intellectually acute.
Two youngish guys dressed in slacker clothes—one with a microphone, the other with a camera—accosted me on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building. […]
At that point, I suppose, I should have just given the guy my business card and suggested that if Mr. O’Reilly wanted to interview me, he should have someone get in touch with me at the office. But, as I say, no coffee yet. Also, I have a weakness for street weirdos.
Let’s roll the tape (skip ahead to about 60 seconds in):
Do you want to ask Hendrik Hertzberg questions without camping out in front of his house? Come to FairVote’s fundraiser this Monday. Details:
New Yorker senior editor and former Jimmy Carter speechwriter Hendrik Hertzberg is coming to Providence (and he’s in the blogosphere too).
Time and location: Monday, December 15th, at the Hi-Hat in Providence, from 6-8:30. Mr. Hertzberg will speak beginning at 7:45pm. Suggested donation for guests is $50; students and youths under 25 are asked to donate $15.
Hertzberg will be joining FairVote’s national executive director, Rob Richie, to talk about this year’s presidential election, the national popular vote movement, and election reform in general.