Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Don't Say Goodbye

Both Blinq and Attytood have just reported the sad news that Dick Polman, political writer for the Inquirer, is planning to leave to take a full-time teaching position at Penn.

What bad news for the Inquirer. He and Steve Lopez were the best writers at the Inky, hands down. In fact, I sometimes go to the LA Times, just to read Lopez' columns, even though his column there is LA focused, not national in scope. I still like his style. Likewise Polman. He has an excellent perspective on the political scene.

Bling does say that Polman is in negotiations to continue writing for the newspaper, where his most recent title has been national political correspondent. I hope that he stays in some capacity (and that, either way, he continues his new blog, American Debate).

Damn, I thought it was odd that he used Blogger to host his blog, not the Inquirer. I was hoping it didn't mean he was leaving.

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All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. - H.L. Mencken

1 comment:

Dick Polman said...

Hi,
Thanks for your kind comments. We plan to work out a deal at the Inquirer so I can write regularly, albeit part time. Dick Polman