Sunday, August 10, 2008

OKC Gets Raves from Times Travel Writer

As long-time Tulsans, we don't usually get jealous of Oklahoma City. But we do admit to a little envy of our fellow urban Sooners after the appearance Friday of a positive travel article in (yes!) the New York Times.

The headline says a lot about the tone of the piece: "Booming With Oil and a New Exuberance."

OKC? Really? Who woulda thunk it?

The article goes on to praise the city's Museum of Art and its collection of Dale Chihuly glass, as well as such mainstays as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma City Memorial.

Obviously, such publicity in a national publication is good for OKC and the Sooner state. Let's just hope the national media sticks to reviews of Bricktown and such. If they start writing about Oklahoma politics and politicians, the news will be, well, embarrassing. (Remember Rep. Sally Kern?)

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