Chris for TAFF
The Drink Tank
Welcome to the Madhouse
September 9th, 2006
As I’m writing this, I still don’t
know the status of the TAFF race. I
know that Art Widner has said that
he won’t be running this year, instead
waiting for 2009 when he will 100%
certainly win, though someone may
have convinced him to change his
mind, which I wouldn’t hate, because
he’d make the perfect delegate, but I
could never beat him in a thousand
years. Since this is my one shot for the
next decade at least at TAFF, it would
kinda suck to lose, but it happens.
There were others I hoped would
run. Chaz Baden-Boston was one.
He’d have made a worthy foe even if he
might have taken away a lot of votes
from LA, which is one of the places I
really need to capture to win this thing.
Curt Phillips ran against Chaz
and Suzle in 2005 and though he
didn’t manage to win, he would ahve
had a good shot this time. I’d love to
see someone new run, but I Haven’t
heard any rumors yet.
And I think about the future.
Yeah, Lloyd Penney has said that he
wouldn’t be right for TAFF, but I totally
disagree (that’s right, you heard me,
Lloyd!) and I think he’d be great. Frank
Wu should run at some point in his
life. TAFF has had West Coast winners
a lot over the last decade and it would
be nice to see a Southern fan at some
So, I’m still waiting to hear if
there’s going to be a race or not!
Let’s start with a rather brutal LoC
from Andy Porter!
Lloyd Penney, in the 97th issue
of The Drink Tank, corrects me:
apparently the real name of the Statler-
Hilton Hotel is the Statler-Waldorf.
And the phone number used to be
PEnnsylvania 6-5000. But isn’t it still?
Hey Lloyd, dare you to call (212) PE 6-
5000 and you’ll never guess what you’ll
Right, the Pennsylvania Hotel,
once named the Statler-Hilton, and
before that, the Pennsylvania Hotel. Go
look up a history of the Big Bands. By
the way, we had a
little con there in 1967, name of NyCon
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