Earlier today I got this internal global message from Leroy Chapman, who as the paper’s editor in charge of the political reporters does the job I once did (poor guy):
The government team is assembling a panel of voters in our community to watch the presidential and vice presidential debates with us and, afterward, serve as a focus group on how the debaters fared during a roundtable discussion we’ll have here at the newspaper. We will feature this panel on thestate.com and include it in our debate coverage.
Know somebody who’s mad for McCain, crazy for Palin, in love with Obama and rooting for Biden? Know somebody who is undecided? Please, send them my way. Especially the undecideds.
We, of course, want diversity — men, women, young, old, political, apolitical, Democrat, Republican, independent, black, white, brown, etc. Keep that in mind as you think of folks who might be interested.
Anticipating a fun experience. Please let anyone who is interested know we would like for them to sit on the panel for all four debates.
Thanks for your help
So, how about it? Anybody want to apply to be on the panel? If so, you can reach Leroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t make me come out there and "volunteer" some of you Army-style…