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'Morning all - Mr Super here from MrSuper.org. Me and the boys at DCW thought it might be fun to give you a glimpse of life as a Super.
For starters, it used to be a dull existence. My life is very routine. Wake up, coffee, read the papers. Get dressed, get to work. I asked a friend who house sat for me last year if they had learned anything about me while living in my house. "Yeah," this person said. "That you're boring." Then this Super Delegate thing came along.
This Super Delegate part of our duties, it's always been there - it's just never meant much. Like the tonsils of our job description.
So you could say life is different now. Whereas I used to read the morning dailies, I now speak to the writers of the morning dailies. I used to listen to radio, now I speak to the radio reporters. There's been some cable TV inquires, foreign press and Internet folks, too (ironically, I don't read that many blogs). I'm not always quoted, which is fine by me. No photoshoots for Esquire.
But I bring this up to echo what I say to reporters - that Supers are normal people. We're not Washington "fat cats." We don't dine on caviar and drive Cadillacs. My neighbor was talking to me about the election the other day, and he made a comment about the Supers. He knew I was on the DNC, but didn't connect that to me also being a Super.
But I will admit - it is a little fun. :)