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June 26, 2012


ComPost Live with Alexandra Petri

Total Responses: 5

About the hosts

About the host

Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost, a lighter take on the news and issues of the day, and she contributes to the Post editorial page. Her work has appeared in venues such as The Huffington Post, The Week,,, Collegehumor, and The Harvard Crimson. She has appeared on Jeopardy!, Showbiz Tonight and Canadian radio, and she has performed at Boston's Comedy Studio and Comedy Connection. She would love to be on your TV show, radio show, Daily Show, HBO special, or to be an honored guest (or regular guest) at your Bar Mitzvah. She is the author of two books (unpublished, but contact her!), two screenplays, three plays, one musical, and one memoir (Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.)

About the topic

Your attention please, folks. We're changing the timing on the chat this week to Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Here are a few questions to hold you over.

You can submit questions for tomorrow's chat right here.

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How to improve the Presidency

I believe if we raise the salary of President of the United States by $10,000, we will attract a much stronger pool of applicants. What do you think?
Alexandra Petri :

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, right? This is how money works. Incentives! 

– June 26, 2012 11:07 AM

98 degrees

I am confused. I hear 98 Degrees is returning. Do they mean the singing group or the temperature outside?
Alexandra Petri :

I hope the latter! 

Although the recent resurgence of the boy band as an institution leaves me wondering. 

Back then, they were built to last. One Direction could never pull off any of the looks N*Sync sported! Then again, neither could N*Sync.

– June 26, 2012 11:10 AM

Link monkeys

Why is it that there are no links to the blog on this page? Other regular chat hosts have links of this kind. Are you being persecuted by producers or page designers? Or are all the hipsters getting you on Twitter, what with blogs being "so 2010"?
Alexandra Petri :

That's odd. Can we rectify this? 

I do enjoy Twitter these days, if only because it allows you to thank people who do cool things on the Internet. 

– June 26, 2012 11:13 AM

Sad relationship news

I am so sad to see that John Edwards and Rielle Hunter have split. If that couple can't make it, can any couple make it?
Alexandra Petri :


The only excuse for something like that (and still not a particularly good one) is that it was True Love. 

Then again, the love affair between John Edwards and John Edwards continues unabated.

– June 26, 2012 11:28 AM

What comes after hand-holding?

Hand sanitizing.
Alexandra Petri :


– June 26, 2012 11:29 AM