Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in Crawford, TX? Of
course not, mostly because until this month you'd never heard of it, and
its population of 700 with an average August temperature of about the
But now that President Bush has settled in at his ranch here for his
August recess, Crawford is always in the news. And thanks to some slick
PR by the town's only restaurant, now you can learn what it's like to
The Coffee Station, which was all over the news when the Bushes (and the
White House Press Corps) came in for burgers earlier this month, has set
up a 24-hour web cam with real-time communications company LivePerson.
The launch was on August 14, a week after Bush arrived. USA Today, The
Dallas Morning News, ABC, and AP, among others, featured the story.
Now the entire country can live the life of a Crawfordian: sitting
around all day waiting for a glimpse of the President, instead of
watching middle-age cameramen from CNN eat omelets.
But the real winner is the Coffee Station. Thanks to a slow news week
and the fact that there are now more reporters in town than blades of
grass, the web cam idea got huge coverage, keeping the restaurant in the
news long after the president paid his bill ($35, $9
By the way, the Coffee Station does not have an agency of record, so get
those proposals in!