I have just sat down on somewhat wobbly legs. I've had lunch and some caffeine, and now I'm coming down from all the adrenaline. From what? A taped debate about "Cupcakegate" with Micah Clark, executive director of the American Family Association - Indiana. Bil was not available--seeing as how he's in DC and all--so suddenly I'm the Bilerico rep for Indiana. I had less than 24 hours to prepare for my very first TV appearance and debate.
I was given the start, and my mouth was so dry my tongue literally wouldn't move against my teeth. I mumbled, trying to wrap my lips around consonants. After a few minutes my salivary glands decided to kick in, and we were off to the races. Clark was obviously well-practiced in arguing legislation, so I knew my only advantage lay in the personal (where it belongs). It became a debate between policy and people. I think I did okay.
You can decide for yourself on Monday evening at 10:00 on Fox channel 59 in Indianapolis. I don't care how I looked; I want the message to be heard. I hope I did you proud. I'll post my talking points this weekend.