There is a certain second-string high school basketball game flavor to all of this.
In my inbox:
Professor DeLong –
On Thursday, October 16th our Commonwealth Club office in Silicon Valley is hosting a public forum to discuss the economic plans of Senator Obama and Senator McCain. We have confirmed Dr. John Taylor from the Hoover Institute and Dr. Laura Tyson from UC Berkeley but unfortunately Dr. Tyson’s office informed us last week that due to a change in her schedule she is unable to participate and recommended that we contact you regarding your availability.
This would be for an hour long program and Q & A (7:00-8:00 p.m.) here in San Jose at the Le Petit Trianon (72 N. Fifth Street) that would be recorded for radio broadcast. Our programs run regularly on Friday evenings on KQED FM.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding your availability...