"I've never witnessed so many impeccably dressed people in one place," writes 25-year-old Masharika Prejean, who works in State's public affairs office, about her visit to the United Nations General Assembly in
in late September. New York
The Europeans walk through the lobby of our home for the week, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in their grays and blacks. The Americans in their shiny lapel pins, power suits, and blackberries. The Africans in their colorful garbs and stylish headdresses."
"First thing this morning, President Bush met with President Karzai to discuss progress in
Will the State Department be reading what the public says? "Oh yeah," said Heath Kern, director of digital media at State and editor-in-chief of the blog. "This is a pretty big deal in the State Department right now, and people are interested in what the public has to say."
The No. 1 improvement readers have suggested is to drop the blog's name: "The name DipNote has to go ... the blogosphere can be quite cruel sometimes ... you'll be referred to as Dip and another 4 letter word," writes SD in
Yep, I can imagine it now:
Had the dipbreakfast with the Zambesi Ambassador. Signed some documents later in the morning. Saw some great flower arrangements in the foyer. Everyone well dressed. Foyer clean. Met Greenland Ambassador for lunch and had productive discussions. Pate fois gras did not agree with me. Threw up in State Dept. Senior Officials' bathroom. Signed some more documents back at the office…