Politics and Sidetracks
The red carpet, throngs of media, Zooey Deschanel wearing Oscar de la Renta, Lindsay Lohan sharing a table with Kim Kardashian, Diane Keaton and George Clooney. The Oscars? Nope. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The annual light-hearted gathering of press and pols has seemingly obliterated the line between politics and entertainment. Are we treading into dangerous waters? We’ll take up that question and more as we talk politics – as usual – this Monday afternoon.
Garrett Quinn, author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
David Bernstein, Boston Phoenix political reporter and author of the ‘Talking Politics’ blog