Wednesday, August 06, 2008


...The big news (for those of us who plan on being in Denver in 3 weeks, anyway), the DNC has announced its public credentialing plans for Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field. Half of the credentials will go to Colorado residents, and 2/3 will go to residents of Mountain West states (which includes AZ).

Interested AZ residents should call (720) 362-2500 or email The initial contact will ask for your name, state of residence, telephone number and email. It should be noted that travel and lodging for recipients will be their responsibility.

...Has anyone noticed the irony of Arizona House Speaker Jim Weiers and his cohorts wanting Governor Napolitano to call a special session of the legislature to find funding for 500 school vouchers, but want to spend millions of dollars to avoid funding ELL education for more that 130,000 students? Yes, I know that other have covered this before, but the story just hasn't died down (apparently Weiers may be serious about this - as opposed to just engaging in a little election-year posturing.)

...The McCain campaign can deny it all that they want, but all indications are that they've written off any hope of winning over any African-American voters. As such, there is no need for them to maintain even a pretense of civility.

From Florida Capital News (emphasis mine) -
McCain security ousts reporter

Tallahassee Democrat senior writer Stephen Price on Friday was singled out and asked to leave a media area at the Panama City rally of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain

Price was among at least three other reporters, and the only black reporter, surrounding McCain's campaign bus — Gov. Charlie Crist and his fiancee, Carole Rome, were already aboard — when a member of the Arizona senator's security detail asked the reporter to identify himself. Price had shown his media credentials to enter the area.


When another reporter asked why Price was being removed, she too was led out of the area. Other state reporters remained.

Thanks to jobsanger for the heads-up on this story.

More later....

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