Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
Apparently the good stuff starts around 5 p.m. local time. Right now we've been treated to one of those slick videos, this time praising the work of Howard Dean, who introduces himself as the chairman of the party, "and I know exactly how many houses I own." Zing!
The other recent speakers have been kinda boring. Colo. Gov. Ritter sounded quite hoarse. Then...Read more »
Sean Johnson for the Pledge and Jennifer Hudson for the National Anthem. She rocked it out! Much better than her performance in Sex and the City.
While an Obama video plays on the large screen, everyone in my section is preoccupied with Forrest Whittaker in the skybox immediately behind us.
I didn't quite catch the current speaker but I will say that they're keeping the program moving...Read more »
Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky comes on the stage and announces the end of the Bush administration in 145 days. She reminds the crowd how close we came in 2000 to preventing the Bush disaster. (Al Gore is scheduled to speak later. I wonder if he'll touch on that.)
She followed Ray Rivera who implored people to go to the phone banks located around the stadium and asks people to make...Read more »
Invesco Field in Denver. Dan's there; we're here. (AP)
After waiting on a long line along side the wife of former Transportation Secretary Frederico Pena (who's also one of Obama's national co-chairs) proving the powerful had to wait in line along with the peons, with free water compliments of Dasani, I finally got inside Invesco in time to see Yonder Mountain String...Read more »
This is slated to air before, during and after Obama's speech tonight. Hmmm.
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But if you are watching the big speech tonight, Drinking Liberally recommends the following drinking game:
Take a Sip when
- community organizer
- Hillary Clinton
- he says how much he loves America
- he tells a joke that actually makes you laugh
- he implicitly/explicitly compares himself...Read more »
As you await tonight's historic Barack Obama acceptence speech at Investco field in Denver, check out these photos of his parents, baby Obama, teen rebel Obama, and Obama and Michelle on their wedding day from his family album....Read more »
While we're trapped in the office, fellow online co-conspirator Mark LaMonica is hard at work at the Democratic convention in Denver.
I think he'll get to expense this bar tab.
* Click to see photos of 30 more celebrities partying at the Democratic convention--Spike Lee, Sean Penn, Ashley Judd, Chevy Chase, Kal Penn, Angela Bassett, Richard Dreyfuss, Moby, Daughtry, and more...Read more »
In anticipation of another boring evening watching the Democratic National Convention, I went to see Death Race (hard to go wrong with Jason Statham and adrenaline-filled race scenes, especially at $5 Tuesdays at the Sunnyside Theater in Queens).
I thought perhaps Hillary Clintons speech might be a metaphorical car crash; but instead she was able to successfully...Read more »
John McCain should pick Condoleezza Rice as his running mate, Lynne writes. But he won't, so good thing there's another strong choice in Cynthia McKinney.
The Democratic National Convention Committee understands the need to appeal to female voters, with keynote speeches by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.
But McCain can take a giant whack at their efforts by...Read more »