So I put my application letter to attend the Republican National Convention in the mail today. I thought you all might like to read it.
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to formally request access to the 2012 Republican National Convention as an Independent Blogger.
I have thought long and hard about how to present myself in this letter, trying to think of the “best” way to convince you that I’m not some kind of crazy hack that is attempting to get in to the convention as a joke. In doing so, I realized that if I had to trick you into believing that I was something I am not then I wasn’t being honest about who I was or why I wanted to attend the convention.
And that’s just not me.
So here’s my pitch, with no exaggerated claims or grandiose promises, and with all of the many reasons you can probably think of not to let me in stated right up front.