Sometimes I think it would be fun to have a big deal blog like Heather Armstrong’s, where she can put out a question and get over 500 answers; but then I remember what tends to happen on well-read blogs: first they get a bunch of good, helpful comments; then someone who hates the blogger (why do they keep reading, I always wonder) attacks her; then someone attacks that person; and by the end you just have a bunch of mean-spirited bullies attacking everyone they can think of.
Somewhat like tea-partiers.
Heather got invited to the White House (or so she says; it looks to me like she got invited to a meeting in the Old Executive Office Building, not really in the White House); she seems to think she’s going to meet Obama, so she wore purple tights and jittery heels; and apparently all of this was too much for her audience, and they attacked her.
And she got pretty defensive.
So I would like to get invited to a meeting in Washington, even if it’s not in the White House; but I’m glad I don’t have to put up with 500 people yelling at me. Plus, I don’t have any purple tights or jittery heels or, really, any questions I’d like 500 answers to.