Emily's List Gala With Michelle, Hillary and Nancy

2,500 people signed up to attend the Emily's List Gala at 2pm today.

Hillary just began speaking and you can watch it online here.

I'll update.[More below]

Barack Obama and Joe Biden will stand up for us on the issues. Wasn't Michelle Obama great last night?

With Michelle Obama, we're going to have somebody who will answer that phone.

They know what's at stake in this election. What a contrast it poses. McCain is my friend and colleage. But he doesn't believe women deserve equal pay for equal work or the right to choose.

He would turn the clock back.

I ask all of you to work as hard for Barack Obama as you did for me in the coming months.

I appreciate what you've done and we will make sure it pays off. Let's go make it happen.

Let's devote all the passion and energy we have to elect more Democratic women, more Democrats, and Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Nancy Pelosi up next.

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    Michelle Obama (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Steve M on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:36:03 PM EST
    quotes Bill Clinton, and then follows up with some extremely effusive praise for Hillary.  Saying how no one has been more supportive and helpful to her over the last several months than Hillary.  How Hillary destroyed so many stereotypes and the notion that a woman can never be President is OVER thanks to her.  Lots of applause.

    Michelle's BIG shout out to PUMAs! (none / 0) (#9)
    by Josey on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:17:25 PM EST
    Wonder if it will help?

    Will it help? (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by echinopsia on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:00:10 PM EST

    This has been today's edition of simple answers to simple questions.

    I saw Michelle in person. She has some strange facial expressions - her smile looks tacked on, as though it's an unnatural expression, It never reaches her eyes.

    I've seen s lot of speakers and done a lot of speaking myself. She does not come across as sincere.


    She is having to fake so much, I think (none / 0) (#12)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:29:31 PM EST
    and it's a shame.  Photos before the makeover, when she wore her Afro and more stylish clothing, suited her better, and her experession was more relaxed.

    Basically, the woman has been put in a costume from top to toe from the 1960s for months now.  It must be stressful.  


    Yay Hillary (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by dk on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:39:17 PM EST
    Ah, what might have been.  <sigh>

    Was Nikki Tinker there? (none / 0) (#1)
    by jtaylorr on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:27:03 PM EST

    If that's a preview (none / 0) (#2)
    by Lahdee on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:27:51 PM EST
    of what Hillary has to say tonight there will be unity ponies all over prancing in glee.

    A stampeding herd of unity ponies (none / 0) (#11)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:26:25 PM EST
    still will not be enough.  We know that.

    So I am unimpressed with the faux unity I see and read about.  It immediately is followed by reports that just rile again.

    And I do not forget that tonight was billed as Women's Night -- but Mark Warner is the keynoter.

    Omigod, just turned on the tv, and it's McCaskill AGAIN?  Big mistake.  Every time she comes on, it is a reminder of the nastiness.  Much like seeing Michelle Obama, sadly.  Sorry, but I'm in the state where she said, twice, that she was not proud of her country before.  And that was the least of the awful things she said.

    No takeback on those.  She could have done with a full makeover -- in how to handle it all with class, as Jackie Kennedy did, not just how to wear the same pink suit and hairstyle.


    Interesting (none / 0) (#3)
    by Steve M on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:29:31 PM EST
    how hard they are pushing equal pay as an issue.  Good to see.

    I only caught the end of Hillary's speech, but it sounded like she was in fine form.  I expect her to bring down the house tonight.

    MSNBC front page - ugh (none / 0) (#4)
    by Josey on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:33:20 PM EST
    Chuck Todd: The campaign is taking a risk by giving Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking slots on two separate nights.

    Todd's article is typical sexism (5.00 / 4) (#8)
    by Nike on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:02:43 PM EST
    Hillary Clinton is speaking because of her standing as a candidate. (If Edwards had not dq'd himself he would likewise certainly be speaking-- as someone with voters to bring to the table.)

    Bill Clinton is speaking as the only living 2 term former Democratic President.

    Todd's comments are like saying that Gore and Hillary Clinton should not both be speaking. Neither of them is speaking because they are married. They are speaking because of who they are and what they represent.

    How complicated it is for these boys?


    Too bad (none / 0) (#5)
    by Carolyn in Baltimore on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 04:33:28 PM EST
    these speeches are at a side event and not the main event.
    I'm semi-hopeful for some of tomorrow nights speeches.