Remember Jeff Cohen’s emphasis on the HOUSTON portion of the Chronicle’s masthead? Yeah, well, The HOUSTON Chronicle’s DC bureau had the annual White House Correspondents dinner well-covered this year:
The White House Correspondents’ Association has hosted an annual dinner featuring the President of the United States since 1914. Last night, two tables of Houston Chroniclers jammed into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton with 5,000 of our closest friends. Our special guests included Matt Mackowiak, spokesman for Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Frank Maisano, a Washington rep for Bracewell Giuliani and energy expert extraordinaire, and, bringing the most attention to our tables, “Obama Girl” Amber Lee Ettinger.
That seems like a fine use of the HOUSTON Chronicle’s resources! I’m sure the HOUSTON staffers who were in, um, HOUSTON, got a kick out of seeing the Chron’s two DC blogs cover the festivities.
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