Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Greetings, From An Actual Broadcaster

Chris Dudley's campaign managers sure love a sentence I wrote back in April. First, they put it into the Voter's Pamphlet. Now, it's being used in both a television commercial and a radio commercial. Here's the sentence:

When John Kitzhaber left office in 2003, the economy was in shambles and the acrimony was thick in the Oregon legislature.

And here's the sentence in its original context.

I'll freely confess to a certain amount of chagrin at having my voice used as part of a candidate's advertising campaign. (And no, I'm not getting any royalties!) That said, I can't help but smirk every time I see that TV commercial that includes the snippet of my story with the words "ACTUAL BROADCAST" appearing underneath. If that was an ACTUAL BROADCAST, then I must be an ACTUAL BROADCASTER. Finally, the career affirmation I've been waiting for.