A New Highbrow Club and Presidential Dinner for Bloggers?

When Obama snubbed the Gridiron Dinner, it got some bloggers talking.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

President Obama's snub of the annual spring Gridiron Dinner hosted by big-deal old-school reporters has inspired new-media bloggers. Steve Clemons, Washington Note blogger and director of the New America Foundation, is pushing for the creation of a highbrow blogger club and a rival annual presidential dinner for his ilk. Our own opinion editor and blogger Robert Schlesinger tagged it Blog-Iron. At a dinner where Clemons raised the possibility, Gridiron members feigned outrage. But likely Blog-Iron members said they felt confident that Obama, who chatted online himself this week, would attend.

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