Political nonsense dominates every minute of my working life, so I try to keep it separate from this space, but sometimes they can't help but bleed into one another. That happened today, and the end result was a slightly uncomfortable endorsement of DC Culinarian from a Washington celebrity (of sorts).
Whilst acting like an idiot on the Twitters, I tweeted something about Marc Thiessen, formerly a speechwriter for George W. Bush and currently a political columnist for the Washington Post with whom I disagree on just about everything. Thiessen doesn't follow me, but he nonetheless happened upon my tweet and gave it a retweet. Yippee for social media.
I just assumed it would end there, but Thiessen -- clearly intrigued by my razor wit and appealing facial aesthetics -- clicked through to my profile, saw that I operate this little food blog here, and was duly impressed:
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) June 10, 2013
I actually do hope the NSA is aware of my little internet cookery corner here and not at all aware that I use it to send coded messages to the Belarusian intelligence service eating well whilst defending some of our freedoms.
Regardless, I'm glad that DC Culinarian could foster a small, fleeting moment of bipartisan comity. And now I have an endorsement to flaunt completely out of context.
"Simon has good food blog[!]" -- The Washington Post