Thursday, October 19, 2006

obama madness

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...

3 people who played with me:

Blogger omar said...

Slick, jazz. Nice work!

10/19/2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

you can never get the word out to enough people when you're looking for an in.

obama's a superstar. i'm happy he's from here.

10/19/2006 10:40 PM  
Blogger Cousin said...

To this fellow Illionois-er Dick Durbin is Obama with a record. I like Barack, voted for him twice (of course, it only mattered the first time/primary -- even a conservative, if they have a brain, would vote for anyone but Alan Keyes), but his beatification is way premature. He's like a blank canvass Dems are painting any way they want to and it's starting to get out of hand. A young, liberal nominee for vice president? Sure -- it launched JFK to the Presidency. But if the Dems put this guy in the front of the ticket then get ready to say President McCain, who is Bill Frist pretending to be Goldwater.

Now, if Jazz gets this job I promise to take it all back!

10/21/2006 7:00 AM  

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