My new job has got me blogging over at Hugh Hewitt’s site now, which is a great privilege just as posting at Wizbang! is. I’m continually surprised and thankful that folks are willing to let me seek shelter in their corners of the blogosphere while I’m momentarily blogless, and thankful for all the folks who put up with me while I’m there.
That said, I’m not sure what the guest-blogging slot at Hewitt’s site means for my occassional appearances here, but whatever we figure out– thanks to everyone for having me here for so long and for treating me so well.
But on to business, which is that our fearless leader couldn’t make it to the Senate Blogorama at the Capitol since he’s hanging with big-wigs in NYC, but I went and blogged about the Senators’ responses to questions on this week’s Iraq amendment.
Saxby Chambliss and John Thune, who both voted against the amendment, were there. Chambliss says his phone is ringing like crazy with people thanking him for his vote against the amendment, so you know the people who voted for it must be getting even more calls. They addressed other topics, too, but this is the one I was most keen on hearing about.
All in all, the event was great, very small and fairly intimate. The bloggers sat at a long table and the Senators spoke at a podium in front (except for Frist, who walked up to the table and talked directly to us), but they were very close, which made it more of a comfortable setting. They answered lots of questions, most of which were pretty critical of the Republicans. I wasn’t happy with all the answers, but I was happy that they seemed more than willing to speak to bloggers. Apparently, this was a big mark-up day, so the organizers of this event were very pleased to get Frist, Brownback, Santorum, Allard, Thune, Chambliss, and Allen there. Not a bad line-up at all.
Oh, and there were chandeliers in the room, which is the meaning of the title. I felt like I was ballroom-blogging.