Why Britney Spears should be a campaign reporter

The campaign trail is not all free Hampton breakfasts and sleepless nights seeking cell card connections.

Topics: 2008 Elections,

The campaign press corps is so much more than a bunch of highly ethical policy wonks with no sense of humor and fragile social lives. You should know that we also partake in the occasional, and sometimes regular, open bar. (To say nothing of our expense accounts.) Exhibit A is this excerpt from the schedule given to credentialed media at last night’s Vegas Democratic debate.

10:30 P.M. Media after-party at LAX Nightclub at the Luxor:

Media are invited to a VIP party at one of Vegas’ newest clubs. Credentialed media will receive a line pass, drinks and a VIP spot in the club. Your press credential will be your line pass.

If Brit and Paris only knew…

Michael Scherer is Salon's Washington correspondent. Read his other articles here.

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