Saturday, May 24, 2008

That thing

So, I had my first piece published in a serious place today: the Washington Post published an opinion piece I wrote called 5 Myths About Lobbyists. It's a little strange that the comments are, like, more vitriolic and less coherent than I'm even used to, right?


Anonymous said...

Man, there are some bitter people out there. You did good. Screw them. Hey, it's better to have nasty comments than none at all. Just be happy you're not a "loobyist" anymore.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing this. With the recent spate of anti-lobbyist rhetoric, I'd been thinking of asking you if you could comment on it based on your past experience. The Post article was everything I'd hoped for and a lot more besides that.

As for the commenters, they're the same bunch of offensive twits who comment on other WaPo OpEd pieces.

ManchuCandidate said...

Nicely written. As mentioned by a few of us at CP, remember us when you become a Wash Insider.

I'm no fan of lobbyists either, but in my "real" life I've dealt and met with a few and they have actually helped the organization I volunteer for so I admit that (like Lawyers) lobbyists have a purpose that always isn't detrimental.

Reading the comments, I have to say that I'm glad I don't comment on MSM websites. A lot of folks were outside smoking when they handed out brains.

rptrcub said...

People who tend to comment on newspaper Web sites tend to be a bit more retarded and behind the curve than those who are members of the vanguard (God I sound like a commie) on political blogs (of any stripe) that did not start at newspapers or have any ties to them. If that makes me an elitist, than so be it.