I grew up in the DC area and was exposed to politics at a very young age. Political news was our local news. So it made sense that, in addition to my business studies, I would study American politics in college.
I am not as passionate about political outcome as I am fascinated by political science -- ideology, game theory, psephology, etc. And as someone who works in media, I find "the news" fascinating (and frustrating) too.
Last night I watched the State of the Union address and was most intrigued by this:
What a money shot for all the media outlets! Clinton, Obama, and Kennedy -- all in one frame? Easy gig for the guy who was hired to capture the reactions of recognizable Democrats.
As usual, Hilary looks amused by the President in a frigid, Blue State kind of way. But what are Obama and Kennedy doing? Every time the camera pointed their way, they had their heads down. And it seems that Ted's got a pen in his hand... hmm... so let's take a poll...
During the State of the Union Address, Senators Obama and Kennedy were...
A) Writing down their thoughts in preparation for post-speech interviews
B) Sharing gossip and passing notes like school girls
C) Playing tic-tac-toe
D) Competing to see who is really a Sudoku champion!!
E) Other (include your answer in the comments)