Last night, I attended a Washington Post Book Club event with Bob Woodward as the speaker. It was great to hear his story about Deepthroat and about his life as a journalist, but he started off his session in the following way:
He polled the audience on their views and made commentary. First he asked for whom people voted in 2004, by a raise of hands. He also asked how many feel tax cuts are good policy, and then if the Iraq war was necessary or good policy. Few people in the book club crowd raised their hands in support of the policies.
Then he said "I just wanted to see how many of you are rich, war-mongering Republicans" as he laughed. He continued, "There aren’t many…that’s what I thought."
An interesting way to begin a lecture for a journalist…