The Other McCain

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999 Ninth Street NW

Posted on | November 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

“You’re very attractive,” says Erik Telford

Here at the Renaissance Hotel — the address of which is the title of the post — I was working hard, trying to get an important story written, but my friends insisted on buying me beers and talking about Herman Cain.

The Americans for Prosperity “Defending the Dream Summit” began Thursday evening at the Washington Convention Center, but the real action is at the lobby bar of the Renaissance. Trust me, I’m professional journalist. I get paid to know these things.

So I found myself talking to Mike Rogers and Chris Heneghan, stone-cold crazy fanatics aboard the Cain Train, who are a story unto themselves. But there’s no time to tell that story now, because at this writing — 12:46 a.m. Friday — they’ve already closed the bar. This is a social injustice, and my friends Mike and Chris have offered me sofa space in their suite at the Renaissance.

The running joke of the night was, “You’re very attractive” — for reasons that should be obvious.

As I say, Messrs. Rogers and Heneghan are a story unto themselves, but there’s no time for that now, as I must pack it in and prepare for Friday’s big events. This post will go live at the blog in the morning, but I bid you good-night with The Five Most Important Words in the English Language: Hit the freaking tip jar!

Mike Rogers stands behind the National Affairs Desk
in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel, 12:04 a.m., Nov. 4, 2011


2 Responses to “999 Ninth Street NW”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    November 4th, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    Ain’t it fitting that the one word that you can read clearly in that last picture is ‘DENIED’ – God sends his messages in mysterious ways, eh?

  2. Steve Burri
    November 4th, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    No wonder there is so much confusion in the sexual harassment arena…

    Telford was talking to the Corona and the girl, er… woman… female person overheard!