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Cutest Campaign Coverage

Fifth-grader Damon Weaver interviews Joe Biden in Palm Beach! This just has to take the cake for one of the best clips from this entire campaign. Must see!

I Voted Today!

Today I cast my vote in here in Austin at the Ben Hur Shriner Center. As I walked up, I kept thinking about this touching account of early voting in Evansville, Indiana, sure that scenes like that are playing out  all over the country right now.

It was busy but not packed, and everyone seemed happy to be there. Instead of voting for the straight Democratic ticket, I went through each race and made my selections. First up was the vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Seeing that historic ticket gave me goosebumps and, dang it, I got a bit teary. I took great pleasure in selecting Barry and Joe and then Rick Noriega and Larry Joe Doherty. And I hope I got my vote right on Proposition 2; that’s one of those backwards votes! At the end, I reviewed my ballot, delighted to see that there they were again, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, right at the top. It was all I could do not to start dancing and singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” at the top of my lungs. Instead, I opted for propriety and indulged in a couple more of moments to stare at their names to let it all soak in before proudly casting my vote.

What a year it’s been! I got to vote for Hillary in the primary and now Barack in THE election!

Regardless of your party preferences, get out and vote early — you’ll be glad you did!

What the …????

  • I’m kind of with the pundits: Why are the Dems NOT firing at Darth Cheney and SauROVEn? Go after those bozos! Wait, John Kerry did — he dared to invoke “Guantanamo” and “torture.” Oh yeah, and the McCain-ROVE” ticket — you GO, John!
  • What Joe Biden speech was MSNBC’s Chuck Todd watching? After Tweety and Keith O raved about how emotional Biden was, Todd comes on and starts pooh-poohing it as unemotional. Whaaa?
  • How come no one has applied the term “flip-flopper” to He of Too Many Houses? Kerry ran through a litany of those in his brilliant “Senator McCain vs. Candidate McCain” riff. Looks like a flip-flopper, smells like a flip-flopper, just call him a flip-flopper!

The Barry & Joe Show

And now for tonight’s speechifying:

Big Bill: I’ll have to watch the replay — I was heading home from work when he took the stage, so I heard him on NPR then rushed into the house and tried to listen over barking hungry dogs. Not exactly conducive to concentration. I think he hit it, although it wasn’t one for the ages like Hillary’s. But he remains the presidential Elvis!

John Kerry: This might have been the speech of the evening. I stumbled on it when I moved from MSNBC to CSPAN and whoa, the real president (I still think he won in 2004) was slapping around He of Too Many Houses. Of course, what was going on while Kerry was delivering the “red meat” the talking heads keep bemoaning the lack thereof? Well, NBC was busy with America’s Got Talent, ABC had Supernanny making kids behave, and CBS — most appropriately — had Criminal Minds going (yeah, and we know where they live — Mordor, I mean, DC!). STOP READING NOW AND WATCH THIS SPEECH. DO NOT PASS GO!

Bo Biden: The kid can TALK! What a great introduction.

Joe Biden: An interesting mix of muted musings (was I wrong in thinking a complete hush repeatedly descended on the hall?) combined with some Joe fire. Anyone who can go from stillness to power — ah, Joe, you delivered! Loved the line about Darth Cheney and pointing out how wrong HOTMH has been, over and over.

The Big Moment: Yes, MSNBC gave it away (Ken, bad boy!), but it sure was groovy when Barry walked out and hollered, “Hello, Democrats!” and joined the Biden clan. Then when “The Rising” piped up, I was dancin’ and groovin’, shoutin’ “I’m READY!” Good thing the neighbors can’t look into my living room! And I love that Barry referred to Invesco as Mile High Stadium!

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