Oooo. I got a big mention in the Kranz column today.
"Jumping the shark" was the comment that I think was pointed out from one philistine. Obviously, not a long time reader, since I've spoken about buttons since nearly day 1. If you appreciate political history, campaigning, and advertising at all, the buttons are a window into the past. Presidential candidates such as Abe Lincoln used them for gosh sakes. The prize of my collection is a South Dakota item dated 1892 (not 1982).
I'd argue that at least a passing nod to political history is a requirement for anyone involved in politics. Who knows, you might even learn something.
Anyway, this post is on a completely different tangent. While I might have gotten razzed about the two or three posts about the button show, it did earn me a nice mention in Dave Kranz's column today at the Argus Leader:
Read it all here. It sounds like Dave is getting razzed with as much force as I'd get with my Debbie Gibson Electric Youth tour T-shirt (I bought it for eBay, honest).
I get branded with a variety of labels on Internet blogs, but the latest mention this weekend was interesting.
Pat Powers, a member of our Dakota Territory Political Memorabilia club several years ago, came to our Saturday show in Sioux Falls. I don't read the blogs, but I'm told he runs one of the better ones in the state, the South Dakota War College. I am told that my picture is on his Web site showing me with what turned out to produce a bit of controversy.
I was pictured displaying some of my political items and wearing a Chicago Cubs hat.What's all the fuss?
Heretic! Turncoat! All of those things came to the minds of people viewing the War College site.
Although I'm sure I'll get enough razzing just for this post. When I thought about it as I was dropping my daughter off at high school, this post marks me writing about Dave, writing about me, writing about Dave.
But it's worth it to point out that I got a mention in the Argus as "one of the better blogs" in South Dakota.