Nov 12 2008

Talking to Michael Chertoff

Published by at 7:17 am under Blogging,Government,Podcast

I’m still digesting yesterday’s talk with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.  Thanks to Mr. Chertoff and his press folks for inviting me to the event.  I never thought I’d invited to talk to one of the highest level security professionals in the country, it wasn’t even something I had as a ‘some day, possibly’ goal.  I don’t agree with everything Mr. Chertoff said, but I still enjoyed talking to him and learning about his point of view.  You can listen to the audio in the latest podcast.

Deborah Gage at SFGate wrote up her impression of the conversation, which captured most of the points of the conversation rather well.  I’m just disappointed she referred to us as ‘Silicon Valley bloggers’ instead of mentioning names and blogs.  Plus, technically, only George Ou is a Silicon Valley blogger, I’m over 100 miles away in the North Bay and Andrew Storms isn’t much closer.  Still a good write up.  I have to wonder if SFGate.com has something against linking out to bloggers since we’re sometimes direct competition. 

I only took a couple of pictures as I was much more interested in taking part in the conversation and live tweeting it.  Luckily Andrew Storms caught a number of good shots of Secretary Chertoff.  And the back of my head, definitely not my most photogenic parts.  I hope to see Andrew’s take on the conversation soon.  Here are a couple of the photo’s I took of Mr. Chertoff, Andrew Storms and George Ou.  I’ll post a bit more on the meeting as time allows.  Which probably means not today.

  
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5 Responses to “Talking to Michael Chertoff”

  1. Deborah Gageon 13 Nov 2008 at 8:23 am

    Sorry for omitting your names! No, sfgate has nothing against linking to bloggers.

  2. Joseph Pierinion 13 Nov 2008 at 11:33 am

    Actually, I’ve always thought the back of your head was your most photogenic feature…

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