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RNC: Live From Blogger's Corner!

I have received my official invitation to cover the Republican National Convention. I always had this nagging fear in the back of my head that something would go wrong and I wouldn't get credentials. So this is a big relief.
For the first time, bloggers will hold an on-site presence at the Republican National Convention called "Bloggers Corner." Positioned near Radio Row, credentialed bloggers will have the opportunity to connect with delegates, guests and other surrogates for interviews, and to provide original content, including multimedia, to their audiences. Through this behind-the-scenes look at the convention's proceedings and events, bloggers will play an important role in telling the story of the 2004 Republican Convention. Bloggers Corner will be located in Madison Square Garden's Theater Lobby in the corridor adjacent to Radio Row. Electrical outlets, tabled work stations and necessary hook-ups for laptop and other portable computers will be available for high-speed Internet and Intranet access. Main TV monitors will also be accessible in all convention common areas including Bloggers Corner and will carry closed circuit coverage of all floor activities. Bloggers will be credentialed to move about all media areas with access to the Media Center and the news conference center for briefings.
I hereby call dibs on using the phrase Live From Blogger's Corner for my interviews and dispatches. I hope Ralph Kiner approves. As an aside (I'm watching the DNC festivities), there are few things less entertaining than old women in red, white and blue hats trying to rock out.

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I hope they're not alluding to the fabled "Poet's Corner", in Westminster Abbey, Michelle?

Your dibbed tag-line would take on a whole 'nother meaning if they were?

Jeez, I hope Bill from INDC gets an invitation or I fear a Andrew Sullivan moment coming on (just kidding, Bill!)

Unless it's Ann Richards with an open mike.

our effing standing. Hoooo!

r/t out our ....oh you know what I mean

Got mine too. Congrats. We'll be speaking more soon.
Scott

Great news!

And then there was the overwhelming surge of jealousy.

Listen, if any of y'all meet Ann Coulter in person, you've got to promise to slip her my phone number, okay?

Fcb, I would expect any such sort of tribute, if intended, would rather be to "Speaker's Corner" in Hyde Park. One would hope so, anyway, since said speakers are alive, unlike the poets in the Abbey.

And milk it for all it's worth, Michele (though I think that almost certainly goes without saying).

I dunno if dibbs works on teh intarweb

I guess you need to sign the other side of my new t-shirt then... ;-)

I most certainly do not approve, you Yankees fan you.
Come over to the dark side, meet the Mets, Greet the Mets, step right up and beat the Mets, errr,
Nevermind.

So, will someone from NRO be there so they can do "The Corner Live From The Corner"?

Of course, you need to have classic exchanges like this one:

Ralph Kiner: "So, what's your wife's name and what's she like?"

Choo Choo Coleman: "Her name is Mrs. Coleman and she likes me."

"As an aside (I'm watching the DNC festivities), there are few things less entertaining than old women in red, white and blue hats trying to rock out."

Look at it carefully, Michelle. It is your future, as it is the future of all of us.