Some of the bloggers present at Senator Kerry’s birthday meeting have started a thread on their parley. TayTay, who is quoted in a story today by Casey Ross, was kind enough to e-mail her version of the goings on: “This was not what happened. There were no ‘high-profile’ bloggers there. This was a simple meeting with real grassroots people. There was no big meeting. I know, I was there.”
TayTay’s quotes under name Terri Buchman in the Herald were a little less modest: “We wanted to stay connected and say that we’re still here and we’re still listening.” I don’t know what else was said to the paper and was not used.
Look, I may be too much of an old-school pencil press type to really understand this stuff, but, to me, when a potential candidate for president meets with a group of “real grassroots people” who can either a) generate excitement, buzz and bodies for that candidate or b) whack that candidate out on the web, that is significant.