Great news! I'm going to get a one on one meeting with George Bush. Turns out
he's got his hands pretty free at the moment. Except for the bombing Syria - but
that's just a bit of crazy business. You know -- might as well use your
executive powers to do something fun in the final days in office. Well that's
what Dick's told him, anyway.
Well, Obama has stretched to a 12 point average lead in the compilation of
nationwide polls. Everyone says that's outside the "Bradley effect" buffer that
Obama requires (to account for the fact that black people are inexplicably more
unpopular on election day than people who answer opinion polls admit).
Bumped into Joe the Plumber (aka Joe the
Non-Plumber) this morning. Our bathroom in the hotel was leaking and so I
called up the most expensive plumber I could find in the whole of America (SBS
will pick up the tab), and it turns out it was Joe the Plumber (aka Samuel
Joseph Wurzelbacher), who reckons he makes $280,000 a year being an unlicensed
I should give you some back story on what this whole blog is about. Earlier this
year I lined up an exclusive one-on-one meeting with President George Bush, and
on that basis SBS has agreed to fund a documentary about my journey across
America to the White house, covering the elections along the way.
So, I'm half way between Los Angeles and Phoenix as me and my crew
travel across America making this documentary for SBS about the US
elections. And we've got a flat tyre (or, as they spell it here, tire).
Charles Firth Charles Firth's months in America taught him many things – that a country that touts democracy doesn’t practice it, that the spectacle is more important than the message, that 54 oz Slurpees don’t mix well with expensive and vital equipment. It was a long, arduous, uphill battle, but he had a story to tell and through it all persevered with a singular goal in mind – meeting George Negus on the publicity tour.