Some of the PoliNation staff have been talking about changing up a bit of the sidebar art, perhaps as a way to man-up the blog somewhat, since we are a mixed crowd, after all. I haven’t discussed this book room photo with anyone yet; I’m just putting it up for discussion. However, if it turns out that the regulars like it, I will also offer to photoshop someone of your choice in the empty green chair. It occurred to me that it might be fun to have Ronald Reagan or Mark Twain or Claire Boothe Luce sitting in the chair, reading. I have no preference, but anyone who suggests the winning figure (voted on by all) stands to win the grand prize, which I will provide. Probably some kind of booze, like a six-pack of Bluebird Bitter or Pig’s Grunt Ale, but possibly something Chrissy fermented. Who knows?
In general, I find the reading room photo appropriate, since the early days of the Honey Trail blog (one of our predecessors) involved a good bit of book review and reading suggestions. Even today we have occasional reviews of books and movies like the old days. Any other ideas? Any votes on the reading room photo above? Of course, blog founders, like Rose or Bob or others may exercise veto power, so don’t be shy. I’m particularly interested in hearing from Harvey and Hoot and Frankly, since I think they have shown interest in reading lists in the past, but there are many others, of course.