Thursday, January 31, 2008

The AP's Phil Elliott Wants His MTV

And he will get it!

When Elliott co-moderates "Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue" this Saturday on MTV.

From the release:

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – January 31, 2008 – MySpace, the world’s most popular social network, and MTV, the leading global youth brand, along with the Associated Press, today announced that Dr. Ron Paul ( will join Senator Hillary Clinton ( and Governor Mike Huckabee ( for “Closing Arguments: A Presidential Super Dialogue.” The event will offer candidates a final opportunity to actively engage the highly-coveted youth voting bloc just before Super Tuesday, when more than 20 states will hold their primaries and caucuses. “Closing Arguments” is the next installment of MySpace and MTV’s ground-breaking Presidential Dialogue Series ( and will take place live Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 6 PM ET and offer audiences an unprecedented number of options, including on-air, online, radio and mobile, to tune-in and put their candid, unfiltered questions forth to front running candidates. The Associated Press will distribute a live feed and on-demand highlights of the Dialogue to the 1,800 media sites in its Online Video Network; nearly 600 of which are local TV, newspaper or radio sites in states with Super Tuesday primaries. political reporter Chris Cillizza and MTV News Correspondents Gideon Yago and Sway Calloway will be joined by Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott as moderators.
It looks to us like our friend from New Hampshire is a rising star in the Gang of 500.

So all you budding political operatives should get to know him (but just remember that he "hates everybody", which keeps him fair).

And please don't hold his friendship with us against him.

Because that's not fair.

Congratulations my friend!