St. Patrick Day Revisited
Posted by David Keelan on Friday, April 6, 2007
On Friday before the Baltimore St. Patrick Day Parade I was called by RTE Ireland. They are the Irish National Radio Station – akin to a BBC. They wanted to interview me about the Irish in America and how Americans celebrate St. Patrick Day.
In fairness I tried to get the radio host to call the current Chairman of the Parade, Ann McDonnell, but he insisted that he wanted to interview me. I think he just felt he had a live person and wouldn’t let go.
Honestly, this is probably the one thing I miss most about being Chairman of the Parade – the press interviews are fun. No one is trying to trip you up, looking for dirt, or take you out of context. They just want to do a fun story without controversy. Very novel.
Anyway the interview starts in Dublin, Ohio, then to Shamrock, Texas, then to Georgia, and then they saved the best for last – Baltimore. When asked I was kind to Governor O’Malley.
If you are interested and have RealPlayer installed take a listen.
BTW: I got a good phone call yesterday afternoon. I was accepted into an area college’s Executive MBA program. It was a good day yesterday.