Members Make Em Laugh
Courtesy Washington Press Club Foundation
The Washington Press Club Foundations Annual Congressional Dinner provides a chance for lawmakers and journalists to peacefully coexist for one all-too-brief evening.
“She’s watching clips from the Republican presidential debates,” said Shaheen’s communications director, Jonathan Lipman. “We figured there’d be plenty of funny stuff in there.”
Long is taking a more laid-back approach.
“I think I’ll just try to be me,” said Long, who was planing on writing down bullet points rather than writing out a full speech. “I might completely change it at the last minute.”
But he has done some research, including watching clips from last year’s dinner. “
Chris Coons was awfully good last year,” he said.
No matter what happens tonight, WPC Foundation President Ellen Shearer, director of Medill News Service, is “just hoping that everybody has a great time. I think we’ve got a terrific lineup.”
Proceeds from the event go to the foundation’s internship program, which offers paid internships in political journalism, and its Women in Journalism project, an oral history program.
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