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Monday, August 25, 2008

The View from Washington

posted by on August 25 at 13:40 PM

Past multiple fences, concrete barriers, body scanners, and the like; into the powerfully air-conditioned Pepsi Center; through another security checkpoint; and finally, into the hall, where the view from Washington is not that bad, for a not-really-a-swing state:


But here’s a much better view of the stage (which seems very Miss America / American Idol), shot from somewhere around the Massachusetts delegation seating:


Spotted at the Washington area:


A bunch of Washington Obama delegates, including Willetta Ward of Mercer Island, Sharon Winesberry of Steilacoom, and Hope Busto-Keyes of Spokane. They seemed to have completely out-hustled Washington’s Clinton delegates in getting to the Pepsi Center early to check things out. Maybe the Clinton folks are still busy emoting?

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So, I'm on the East Coast and noticed this morning (at about 5AM Denver time) that all the morning TV shows and "news" channels had already taken up in the arena.

It's very bright isn't it? Lots and lots of lights and electronics - throughout the convention space, on the stage, on the screens behind the stage, not to mention all the electricity being used by the networks to cover this thing. I guess those Energy Conservation/Alternative Sources platforms have just withered away? Or are they gonna start drilling in Denver too?

Posted by ReverendZ | August 25, 2008 1:59 PM

It kinda looks like the patriotic Oscars.

Posted by catnextdoor | August 25, 2008 2:49 PM

Showbiz democracy.

Posted by Trevor | August 25, 2008 2:51 PM

What a waste of money this whole thing is.

Posted by D | August 25, 2008 4:12 PM

D, it's not your money so don't sweat it. If you gave money to a candidate or a party this is the type of stuff it goes for.

Posted by elswinger | August 25, 2008 4:31 PM

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