Sunday, August 31, 2008
Dirty Old Man
I made a quick appearance on the news Friday night. Earlier in the day I had been walking down Main Street when John Hollenhorst stopped me and asked me what I thought about Sarah [Palin]. I knew that the only way to make the final cut was to come up with something quotable so I did my best.
To be honest, I find the following clips a little embarrassing. I look like a nut, I'm making all these funny faces and I just called John McCain a dirty old man on Utah television (Which he is, by the way). The first clip is of the 4 PM newscast (did you know they show the news at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 and 6:30? That seems a little much if you ask me). The second clip is from the 10:00 PM news. My part is a little shorter and makes me look like an angry disenfranchised American (aren't we all?).
In addition to making the TV news, I was quoted in two separate web stories on ksl.com as well. See Poll: Utahns think Palin will help McCain and Utahns react to McCain's choice for VP. Now forever more, if you were to wonder what I think of John McCain, just google McCain Tyler Squire and the first link will spill the beans.
This isn't the first time I've been interviewed by ksl either. A couple of days after the Virginia Tech shootings ksl was up on campus interviewing students for their reactions. I thought I had posted a video of it here on the blog, but I can't seem to find it. So, here are two more videos of my escapades in the news (the first one is around 2 1/2 minutes long and you'll have to look a little more closely to see my part in the second one):
My most memorable quote comes from an article in the Sacramento Bee in March 2007. We were there for the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. I just happened to mention to the reporter that we had a tendency to overeat and clog toilets on these trips... (I blogged about it here, if you can stomach reading about it).
You've got to come up with something quotable if you want to make the final cut.