Day: April 28, 2004

No Need

When Mike Royko, the legendary Chicago newspaper columnist, was in his prime, Washington Post publisher Ben Bradlee came to the Windy City to try and lure Royko to Washington.

Bradlee offered Royko everything sort of the keys to Katherine Graham’s bedroom, but the columnist wanted nothing to with either the Post or Washington.

“Wouldn’t work,” he told Bradlee. “I don’t hate anyone in Washington.”

Thought about that today when an email arrived asking why I haven’t written a new column for Capitol Hill Blue in a while.