State's Sheinin Hosting Monday Web Chat
Usually, State newspaper reporter Aaron Sheinin is the person asking the tough questions, much as he did during the recent gubernatorial debate between Mark Sanford and Tommy Moore.
Next week, however, the tables will be turned.
Sheinin is hosting a pre-election "Web Chat" on TheState.com this coming Monday afternoon, taking live questions over the Internet about next Tuesday's elections.
For the better part of the last four months, Sheinin has been living, eating, breathing and sleeping the 2006 horseraces, traveling to all corners of South Carolina with the different campaigns as they've crisscrossed the state in search of votes.
He's seen all the polls, heard all the debates, watched all the TV commercials and interviewed most all of the candidates, which in addition to making him a likely candidate for post-election therapy, also happens to make him one of the most knowledegable people out there when it comes to the veritable smorgasbord of issues, intrigues and idiosyncrasies of Campaign 2006.
Sheinin's going live "without a net," so to speak, meaning he won't be picking and choosing the questions in advance, he'll be answering them straight from you as they come in.
Basically, what that means is if your name is Drew Theodore, you might consider keeping your question PG-rated. Or if your name is John Rainey, you might consider keeping it under 10 pages. Or if your name is Laurin Manning, you might consider keeping the number of Howard Rich-related questions to 20 or 30. Or if your name is Phil Bailey, you might consider not participating - if not giving up computers altogether.
As for the FITS girls, all we want to know is what impact Sheinin's shortened sideburns have had on his Elvis impersonation? And maybe how the Orioles are going to handle their bullpen in the offseason ... if there's time.
Sheinin's live "Web Chat" will begin on Monday, November 6, at 12:30 p.m., and participating is easy. All you have to do is click on this link, and then click on the "SC Politics" tab.
So come Monday ... log on and fire away!