We may eschew affairs of state, but we're drawn to desperation like a B&T lothario scanning the bar at last call. Tom Suozzi is still campaigning versus New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer for rights to the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, despite trailing significantly in the polls. Looking for a boost, Suozzi has declared his interest in doing any and all kinds of press. What about us, then? And what about you? Care to join the fourth estate? Suozzi's campaign has agreed to have their man interviewed — on camera, our camera — by answering four questions submitted by Gawker readers. The interview will take place the morning of Friday, August 25, with the video clip posted that same day.
Suozzi's campaign will not get the questions in advance of the interview, though Suozzi will be given the questions right before he goes on camera, at which point he can decline the whole affair (he may be desperate, but he's not insane). So our collective challenge is to come up with questions that are worth a damn and yet not so outlandish that the distinguished gentleman will refuse to play. And just so you know, they're still very leery of the whole marijuana thing; if that gets asked at all, it would have to be in a very roundabout, novel, or tricky fashion. Also bear in mind that we don't really care if our questions are hard-hitting investigative inquiries. We just want some good video, and if possible, a little squirming. So go nuts. The best four questions will be chosen by your Gawker editors and sent along with our 31-person video crew when they bag & tag Suozzi for the interview. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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