so my hero was at barnes and noble today to sign his new book, The Audacity of Hope.
i went at what i thought was an early hour. i was wrong. apparently hundreds of people were lined up hours before the store even opened in order to get wristbands that would allow them to get their book signed. needless to say, i didn't get one.
but i kept an eye on obama as he walked out (to maddening screams...he's such a rock star, for, well, not actually being a musician) and made sure to note those who were on his staff. after the reading, i linger, hoping some staffer comes close enough to get their attention because i have a cover letter and resume with me.
sure enough, a blond guy with glasses walks over. admitting to him that i know he'll probably just toss it, i give him my envelope. he says he's the communications director and that he won't throw it away.
as if the director of communications, trained for years in PR, would actually tell me to my face that he's going to trash my letter to the senator's office! but to cover my bases i also gave a copy to his publisher.
the aggressive job hunting continues. stay tuned...