Got to the Con and I decided I should bury the hatchet and end my feud with CNN and go and check out their Fancy Grill. I can't hold a grudge forever and besides I could use a bite.
Now get this: when I tried to enter I was told the Grill was for CNN employees ONLY. So much for the time-honored brotherhood of the Press! Chet Huntley must be rolling in his grave. Just look at this photo — I've never seen ANY of these people on CNN. There must be a secret code to get in. I'm going to do a little legwork and see what I can dig up about this. I bet that CNN ice cream is delicious.
LATE UPDATE: August 26, 2008 6:27PM
I THINK I'VE SPOTTED PAULA ZAHN ON THE CNN FANCY GRILL PATIO! I could only see her from behind:
I yelled "Paula!" a number of times but she didn't turn around. Maybe some friendly readers out there with keener eyes than mine can tell me if they think that's her or not. Her hair looks longer, but a lot of time has passed since Ted Turner and his thugs canned poor Paula and so perhaps she is growing it out. I think it works for her—she always had good grooming sense. Let's hope negotiations are under way to bring back "Paula Zahn Now."
No word yet on the secret Grill password. I hope they don't run out of ice cream.