I have been thinking about what to ask if Congressional hopeful and holder of North Country values Matt Doheny ever called America's Favorite Noontime Talk Show.
"Any day now," is the word from the high command. My giddiness is palpable, like those anxious days and hours as a child when Christmas approached.
As politicians go he is pretty successful. He made more last year than Barack Obama, but less than Sarah Palin. And he did all of it without writing an autobiography about those trying days growing up in Alex Bay during the Depression.
He is the best organized of the campaigns this year with his own NORAD war room buried deep in downtown Watertown. As I have said, Doheny is well read and versed on the issues, whatever they are.
As for Congressional je ne sais qua, it's tough to compete with Rep. Bill Owens, who sails through a room like a cool breeze off Lake Champlain. And Mr. Owens has called the HOTLINE twice this year !
So , if and when Doheny bows to convention and calls the HOTLINE, I will pepper him with banality, try to trip him up on sports trivia, and ask him what he really thinks of Doug Hoffman, who will never call any show that is live.
Go ahead, Matt.....make my day !