Nation, a big part of the reason that I do what I do is for the fame... as we all know, bloggers - particularly political ones - are the rock stars of punditry. Limousines, Cristal, bling bling, Lear Jets... the sky's the limit when you're rolling with the crew at CalgaryPolitics.com. Think Ric Flair meets Keith Richards during Mardi Gras.
Well, I've been asked to appear in a regular spot on CBC Radio One's "The Homestretch" on Thursday afternoons between now and the civic election, along with fellow CalgaryPolitics correspondent Jeremy Klaszus to talk about developments in the mayoral race from week to week.
I'm tickled pink about the opportunity - and not just because of the notorious "studio parties" that they throw at the CBC Radio offices. I think that Jeremy and myself come from 2 different places on the old 2-dimensional political spectrum. Toss in the fact that he's a trained journalist, and I'm an opinionated schmuck, and it could make for some very interesting conversations.
You can take a break from screaming at the guy in front of you who doesn't know how to merge ("You've got an ENTIRE LANE to yourself! Why are you STOPPING?!?!?"), and scream at the guy on the radio instead. Give it a try. You might even like it. ;)
We're on Thursday afternoons, after the 5:30 news. You can find us at 1010 AM, 99.1 on the FM dial, or on-line, by clicking on this link.