First of all – duh – I have zero control of when the story gets posted online. Generally, cover stories are posted at our home site on Wednesday afternoons. But I’m a lowly sportswriter, not an IT geek.
Secondly, there are a couple more people in Washington, D.C. itchin’ to read the feature. Weird, I know.
I have it on very good authority that at some point today, tonight or tomorrow a printed copy of “The Hard Lie” will land on the desk of the Leader of the Free World.
Goes down like this. Dubya is from Texas and once was a managing general partner of the Rangers and still likes to keeps tabs on the media goings-on ‘round these parts. He gets his info from White House communications director Kevin Sullivan, who just so happened to be the former media relations director for your Dallas Mavericks.
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Sully had several dealings with Williams and The Ticket and is fascinated by the tale, also sending word through a mutual media friend that the big boss anxiously wants to read the story.
So, about the time you’re reading it, ol’ Sully will relay it to the west wing of the White House. Hopefully he’ll explain the really big words.
In programming news, as of last night The Ticket wasn’t sure of reaction game-plan to the story. FYI, I offered to go on The Hardline to discuss, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Lastly, let’s take a day to digest it and tomorrow afternoon – say 2ish – send in any questions you may have about the story or its aftermath and I’ll get as close to a live chat as technically possible. Cool? -- Richie Whitt