I'm at the National Constitution Center this weekend, on a Peter Jennings Fellowship, and to prepare they asked me to read a bunch of legal matters.
First, a decision by Justice Scalia in Republican Party v. White, as well as the concurring and dissenting views. The case was about the First Amendment rights of a judicial candidate in Minnesota.
It read to me like Tolstoy in Russian. I am way out of practice. I asked Blinq's official counsel, my brother the lawyer, for a little sympathy, and he said, "It's not easy."
No, it's not. Call me crazy, but I think I'm with Scalia on this one. We'll see what I think when they cut my logic open and splay it across the conference table.
If any of you are stuck in traffic Sunday morning, you can hear Blinq on WHYY-FM around 10:37 a.m., doing a commentary about Philadelphia being the sweatsuit capital of America. It's a radio version of a column I wrote last year. A little investigative re-purposing for the Volvo and Vivaldi crowd.
The cool part was going into the studio at WHYY to record the bit, which is shorter than a normal column, and, I hope, funnier the second time around.
I have not so much experience doing radio or commentaries, but who needs experience when they have headphones like that? You slip them on, and the rest of the world seems a light year away. Your voice deepens, and you sound like a combination of Bob Edwards and Barry White. I asked if I could take them home to my wife.