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Monday, August 25, 2008

On the Radio

posted by on August 25 at 7:30 AM

I’ve been spending a lot of my time at the Democratic convention in scenes like this:


From left to right that’s David Rolf, president of a NW chapter of the Service Employees International Union; Geo from Blue Scholars; and Seattle music promoter Dave Meinert, all taking a break from their margaritas yesterday afternoon at Tamayo, a two level bar and restaurant in downtown Denver. This SEIU reception was just one in a huge schedule of parties, most of them fueled by lots of free booze and food, that happen in the background during convention week (or in the foreground, depending on your priorities). I’ve made it a high priority to be at as many parties as possible, which is why I may have sounded a little less than lucid in an interview I just did for KUOW about what’s happening in convention-land, what the Washington delegation is up to, and what the politics of the week look like.

It will air this morning during Morning Edition on 94.9 FM if you want to give it a listen.

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That's not Sabzi. Looks more like Geo from Blue Scholars.

Posted by J-Lon | August 25, 2008 7:56 AM

Rolf's the president of SEIU 775, they've got members all across the state and in montana.

Looks like a good time though!

Posted by Common | August 25, 2008 8:12 AM

Thank you, J-lon and Common. All fixed.

Posted by Eli Sanders | August 25, 2008 8:22 AM

Wow, Eli, you really are wasted LOL

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 25, 2008 8:47 AM


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And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 25, 2008 8:56 AM

As I wake up to face the day with my hanging earlobes and old tattoos, I wish I was in Denver this week. Tragically, I'm working during prime time all week and won't be able to see much of the convention live and will have to make do with CNN and the Slog after the fact.

So, stay relatively sober, Eli. I'm looking forward to your commentary.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 25, 2008 9:05 AM

From left to right, Geo from Blue Scholars looks an awful lot like Dave Meinert.

Posted by Eric F | August 25, 2008 9:39 AM

All this Denver coverage is making me want to call my parents.

Posted by Abby | August 25, 2008 9:43 AM

You came across fine on KUOW, Eli. I wouldn't worry.

Stay away from the blue drinks.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 25, 2008 9:46 AM

Somebody remind me please what pivotal role Geo from Blue Scholars is playing in securing the future of our democracy in Denver? Just wondering. Meinert too, for that matter.

Posted by moonface | August 25, 2008 10:29 AM

@10 Have you listened to the Blue Scholars? There will probably be a song about whatever happens there this week on the next album, unless nothing really exciting happens.

Posted by Mike of Renton | August 25, 2008 11:45 AM

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