when I started at the LAT

One of the people I was dying to meet was Bob Pool


They say be careful meeting your heroes cuz they’re bound to let you down

But Bob exceeded my expectations

Telling me takes of a pre 9/11 LATimes

That had no security

So politicians and business leaders

Would storm into the building to track down a journo

To yell or attempt to influence them

With booze or blondes or brawn.

He said it never worked.

I’m glad he doesn’t have the twitter

He has way more followers in print.