Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 03:40PM
You may be surprised to learn that I can be bought.
I sure was.
Next week's debates, both presidential and gubernatorial, will not be analyzed in this blog. I wasn't even sure I was going to watch them, but the New Hampshire Herald has asked me to analyze them for its next edition.
And if you can believe it, the paper wants to pay me for my exclusive wisdom.
The deal is done.
This is a the free paper which appears in at least the Manchester and Concord areas (I pick it up at supermarkets). In its previous incarnation, it managed to offend me with some over the top articles, but after its hiatus, it has returned, and I actually like it now. Although right-oriented, it covers many perspectives (even kathythes appears in its pages) and is quite good.
Thus while I've offered all media free access to anything which appears in this blog, apparently the Herald wants an exclusive. It's not a great deal of money, but then $100 a year as a State Rep is not a great deal either. It's enough to pay the outrageous renewal fee Manchester TV is charging (and I'm now eligible for the senior citizen rate--I never thought live long enough to say that). Actually I'm not sure I'll sign on for another year on TV, but apparently a new career in the print media beckons. Actually it wouldn't be new...that's where I began fresh out of college, in the Plymouth area...but that's another story.
A bizarre idea just popped into my mind. I expect the Presidential debate will prove so uneventful that one could write a review in advance. Just kidding. I won't do that.
And I won't be commenting on the debates here....after all, we now know that I can be bought! (Keep that in mind, main stream media....I may need a new low paying job come job November 7).
The paper will be on the stands Oct. 5...time enough for them to correct my typos!