Archive for August 24th, 2008

by jhwygirl

I’ll be crossposting these DNC bits at LiTW – because, after all, I wouldn’t be there – hell, I might not even be blogging – if it weren’t for those guys. Yep. Blame it all on Matt and Jay!

Well, folks – made it here in one piece. Tired but happy, and well fed by a BBQ hosted by New Era Colorado, a mighty-fine progressive organization bringing politics to younger folks a la Forward Montana.

Jay, Matt, Dante and Bob Struckman (of NewWest) and I all drove to Twin Falls to meet up with the Oregon Bus Project, a fabulous group of 20 and 30 somethings doing wonderful things for progressive politics on the west coast. We had a bus of 37 (?) passengers, from California, Washington, and (mostly) Oregon. Ian and Lucy and Jeff and everyone else? KICK ASS! I never had a finer bus trip – and some of you might remember my thoughts on bus trips.

I did some “stunt” driving for Public Television France. Let’s just say, when a cameraman wants to get the shot, he’ll do just about whatever it takes….but more on that later. But if ya’all have DSL, and you find something over there with a bus driving down the interstate, with the city in the background, well….I had a hand in that. Or two and a foot – on the gas pedal.

From what I hear, protesters are lining the streets more than a mile and half outside of the convention center…It’s hot, it’s muggy, and several tornadoes are being shown live on TV right now. Looks to be a pretty action-filled week.

I’ve already shook hands with Carol Williams, Ed Tinsley and Art Noonan…all people I am HUGE fans of….also had introductions with Walter Schweitzer, and without the beard, I mighta guessed who he was.

Now, if I can get off this blog and hit the shower – I might be able to go down and meet some of the rest of our delegation.

Time’s a wastin’

One more – Ed said that the Billings Gazette has asked them to post a blog of their experiences…he said he’s sent them something, but it hasn’t hit the web yet….so once I get a link for that, I’ll give it to you all.

He also told me that he reads 4&20 and he agrees with it 99% of the time. I think we’ll need to figure out that 1%, and try to find some common ground, and work toward solutions for all of us. Don’t you think?

After all, that’s what this blogging stuff is all about.

Nice. Welcome to the blog world, Ed!

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