Not being creative enough to come up with anything myself to blog about tonight. I opened the not-so-full mailbag and came across a question that I think is quite timely. Just a reminder - send in your questions/comments to email@example.com so that you too can see your "name" in lights and learn
absolutely nothing perhaps a bit of information that may or may not be entirely accurate. Those questions needn't (a funny word) be long or particularly insightful themselves. Some simple examples might be:
Amongst walruses, what is the biggest holiday? OR
Was The White House named "The White House" before or after it was painted? (chicken or the egg stuff) OR
So what would the downside be if mosquitos and/or lawyers suddenly became extinct? (fun fact - multiple real lawyers read HTF, so I'm gonna get it for that one)
See, it's easy. Also alert reader, CM, mentioned to me the other day, "I think comments are like crack to bloggers." That was a bit humiliating, but I suppose it's a fair analogy. Kinda pitiful I guess... anyway, enough about that. On to our question from an alert reader (who may or may not be an actual lawyer):
There has been a lot of speculation on who will be the next permanent host of Meet the Press. Brokaw? BriWi? Andrea Mitchell? Gregory? Chris Matthews? Chuck Todd? Who do you think has the best shot? OR do you think this is all a ruse & that NBC is going to pull a Palinian surprise (new band name??) & actually name HTF as the new host? If so, can I be your first guest? I would like to have a VERY ANGRY DEBATE with Michael Half Fish/Half Man Phelps on . . . [hold on, I'm trying to figure that out] . . . on . . .
Oh, who am I kidding, I should just go ahead and ask him to be my running mate, right? (After I get him to autograph my swim goggles first, of course.)
The Future President of Awesomeness
First, I'll note that you're still dwelling on Phelps envy. So as Yoda would say, "control your emotions you should." I'm not entirely sure how you're so in the loop on something NBC and I have been trying to keep under wraps for a while now. Yes, HTF will replace T-Russ permanently in the near future. Tommy Boy has been ok, and Chris Matthews was definitely in the running. The only downside is that I have more of a face for radio, so NBC is putting together lots of video montages to compensate. In fact - I've been telling TommyBro what to ask the last several weeks. For some reason he keeps changing my questions on TV though.
Tom Brokaw: "Senator Obama, what is the most important thing the President can do to turn around an economy where thousands are losing their jobs and homes every week?
HTF (what I told him to ask): "Senator Obama, If you were a present how would you be wrapped?"
That was an actual job interview question I got once, so I thought if it was good enough for a financial analyst job, it would be good enough for a wanna-be President. I see by polling that you're definitely the front runner in the President of Awesomeness race. But beware the "Palinian Surprise" (no, this is not a dessert . . . that I know of) from your competitors. But don't "beware" too much, because by definition that type of surprise backfires in the end. Anyway, I look forward to seeing you and wanna-be-VP Phelps with all his medals on MTP with HTF in the future. Thanks for the question.