I know what most of you are thinking: What I really need is an evening out, preferably one where a couple of tweedy authors will be talking about the unlikely revival of the Democratic Party in the mid-2000s and the rise of the Tea Party as a counter-revolution starting around Jan. 20, 2009.Well, the wait is over! This coming Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Nation's Ari Berman and Your Blogger will be appearing together at Philiadelphia's legendary Pen and Pencil Club to discuss and debate our rival tomes. Ari's book is called Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, and all of you are assigned to read it between now and Wednesday. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on this blog before but my book is called The Backlash.
The event is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and the Pen and Pencil Club is located at 1522 Latimer Street (which comes between Locust and Spruce,and is, um, between 15th and 16th in Center City.) But here's the deal. The event is open to all Pen and Pencil Club members but invitations to non-members are limited. So if you want to come down and hear me and Ari, get your copies of our books signed or buy them (!) if for weird reason you haven't yet, email me at email@example.com and I'll get you on the list!
This is a weekend open thread. Is that Sean Hannity in your back pocket, or are you just happy for the Phillies?