One day I walked into Starbucks at State and Pearl and there’s Liz Benjamin tapping away on her laptop. Holy crap! That’s Liz Benjamin, blogging royalty! Liz used to report for the TU and write Capitol Confidential. Now she’s with the News and does the Daily Politics blog. I felt a powerful urge to introduce myself:
Hi, Liz…are you writing a blog post? Really! I used to have a blog. It was called Albany Eye. Ever heard of it? Hey, didn’t I see you at Spitzer’s Day One Run at 6am on New Year’s morning in Washington Park? That was sooooo cool. Did you get one of those Day One hats —or would that be like a conflict of interest to accept a gift from a public official? I wear that thing around now and people laugh and laugh. So, what are you writing about?
Fortunately, I thought better of this and went to get my latte.