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October 4, 2006
Oh, and don't forget Marcey


News10 honcho Stacy Owen points out that in our item about her station's new political bloggers, we failed to mention that reporter Marcey Brightwell (pictured) has a blog, too.

Here's part of Marcey's entry on covering President Bush's visit on Tuesday. It involves hitchiking, sensible shoes and former attorney generals. (Great stuff, but Marcey, please, use paragraph marks in the future):

"After the fundraiser ended I walked out to the main road to find cars were still being blocked from traveling up the hill. I was stranded. But with deadlines looming I needed to hustle back to the TV truck staging area at the bottom of the steep hill – a good ten-minute walk. I decided my 'sensible shoes' were not sensible enough to make the journey by foot, but thought if I could hike up the hill there should be no reason why I couldn’t hitchhike down. Cars were allowed to travel down the hill so I watched about a dozen pass by before I got the nerve to wave one down. A man in a large SUV pulled over, rolled down his tinted window, and out popped the large head of a scary looking dog. A 'police dog' the driver called it, and neither appeared to want company. I decided to pass on that ride but was determined the next car that passed would have to be it. I stuck out my right thumb and figured someone would give me a lift. I was right. The very next car pulled over. A dark sedan. The passenger seat window went down and when I asked the female passenger for a lift the male driver said 'get in.' Thankful I would not have to humiliate myself any longer, I opened the back door, threw in my purse and computer case and climbed inside. That’s when the driver, and former California Attorney General, looked back and said, 'Hi Marcey, where are you going?' Congressman Dan Lungren and his wife Bobbi drove me to the bottom of the hill, dropping me off outside the News10 Big Red Satellite truck."

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