So, I’m feeling kind of Les Miserables about this whole thing. Didn’t they spend days up on that rickety-ass fort shooting at the big army and ended up dead anyway?
But a great day today! The response to our stand has been much greater than I expected. I’ve had dozens of letters from families like mine just saying thank you for being vocal. There has to be something bigger here that I’m missing…some bigger need that we can fill. Dan and I are thinking on it.
So quickly; today. CBS News blog did an interview, E Online, multiple newspapers, CBS national is mulling it, and then local CBS came into the restaurant and filmed for a segment tonight at 10. I had a friend tell me I needed to google “hearty boys and huckabee” and that there are dozens of pages and blogs about it. But you know what…I’m not going to. Because we learned years ago with Food Network that in among these wonderful kindred souls are some people in crazy pants with time on their hands. So, I’ll just let it play out and keep my eyes on my own paper.
This has gotten bigger than we had thought and I couldn’t be happier!! In an interview today we were asked what we would ask Mr Huckabee. The answer was “Nothing.” We’re not looking to grill you, put you on the spot or make you uncomfortable. What kind of hosts would we be? We want you to have dinner with us, meet Nate, have a glass of wine. You’ll see him be sweet, loving, mischevious, naughty…you’ll see us be sweet, loving, annoyed and whispering ’behave’ through our teeth.
We expect you to come with a preconcieved notion of our family and to leave with a full belly and a better understanding of another boring American family.
More tomorrow? Fingers crossed; where are you Ellen?! Oprah…a shout out to your neighborhood homies please, don’t you remember the meals we’ve fed you? This is a conversation America is ready to have before Cosette bites it on the barricade.