Welcome everyone visiting from the WSJ!

Over the past two days, Don’t Eat the Shrimp has had approximately 2,000 visitors pointed here from the Opinion Journal “Best of the Web” page. This is great and we’re happy to have you here. Please, put your feet up, take a look around and feel free to drop me a note.

For those of you who read DETS on a regular basis, here’s the scoop. On September 5, I published a post about what appeared to be an extremely sparsely attended event put on by presidential candidate Sam Brownback. The point of my post was that if you know an event is going to be poorly attended, in many cases it’s best to cancel it or move it to a different venue so you don’t have empty chairs.

Shortly after posting the picture, I received an email from the Brownback campaign team, that I posted, here. Their email said, “The photo of Brownback at St. Anselm is highly disingenuous. There were over 50 people at the speech as they came and went over the lunch hour. That shot was taken at the end of the Q&A after the students had left to make it to their 1p classes.”

I’m sure the truth is somewhere in the middle, but want to make sure that everyone knows the facts that are available


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