Three Bone Tired Women

The three women at Casa TalkLeft this week, me, Anita Thompson and Lynn Goldsmith, are all bone tired. There's no other word that says it better.

Lynn carries huge bags of cameras, lenses and whatever else from early am to midnight when she returns. Then she has at least another 3 hours of going through her hundreds of photos to send into Corbis.

Anita is much younger than Lynn and more like me in temperment. We're kind of like energizer bunnies. we go and go and go and then we drop.

Right now, all three of us are ready to crash. We have to get up early to get tomrrow's media passes and then I have a breakfast and Anita has a manuscript due. Lynn and her myriad of camera equipment will be long gone.

So if anyone wakes up early with things on their mind, here's an open thread to fill us all in.

I'll be back tomorrow afternoon sometime with my impressions of last night's convention and an underground video from the Pepsi Center. It's disjointed and not too steady, but it does give you the sense you were in the hall and parts of the building where the media would never take you.

Signing off, three bone tired women.

This is an open thread.

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    Conventions will do that to you. (5.00 / 0) (#1)
    by Fabian on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 05:23:34 AM EST
    Even if you avoid partying late into the night, the day will wear you out.  Then there's mundane things like finding meals, which sounds simple until thousands of you are all doing it at the same time.  Major suggestion for anyone doing a big convention - find decent places to eat and either eat early, late or far away from the convention proper.  

    Oh, dear deities! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Fabian on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:04:26 AM EST
    Is it Friday yet?

    I'm just biding my time until that fateful time when I can stop biting my tongue whenever people whine, moan and complain about the Clintons and remind them that Bill is retired, Hillary is a Senator and Obama is the official Democratic candidate, complete with a huge campaign budget and paid staff and lackeys to order around.

    Not here, but elsewhere.  The whole "What the Clintons MUST do..." narrative reeks of desperation to me.  It's as if some people believe that Obama is incapable of reaching certain voters on his own.  If Obama tried, he may well succeed, but he has yet to make an attempt.  It's pathetic really.  Was Obama always planning on having Hillary deliver her voters personally as if it was a tribute?

    The tribute aspect (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:14:45 AM EST
    is what strikes me about the last couple of weeks, especially the roll-out of the VP and the set-up of the convention.  Maybe it has always been such and it never bothered me because I was satisfied with the nominee, but last week the manufactured suspense of who would be Chosen by The One, and now the 4 day infomercial, just strike me as bordering on a coronation.

    Add to that your point of forever asking the Clintons what they have done lately for Obama....we just had 8 years of a presidency that took intentional steps toward authoritarian rule.  So far I see no reversing of that trend.


    I know (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Fabian on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 06:43:02 AM EST
    that an actual floor fight with an uncertain result probably terrifies some people.  But it might be a more honest and open process than the carefully orchestrated and choreographed facade of a democratic process than we'll see this week.  

    If there is no real choice involved, no debate, dissension, expression of differing opinions but instead utter uniformity and predictability, then there is no conflict, no drama.  And drama sells.

    In a way, I understand the media playing up the Clinton angle.  What else is the DNC offering them?  The media needs exciting stories.  They are stuck in Denver for a week.  They'll fill the hours with whatever they have and if the DNC gives them nothing, they'll find something.  


    you ask... (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by TimNCGuy on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 07:36:36 AM EST
    "Was Obama always planning on having Hillary deliver her voters personally as if it was a tribute? "

    Surely you remember thst Obama said he was SURE he could get all of Clinton's voters, but that she would not be able to get all of his.


    Obama supporters never learn (4.00 / 3) (#6)
    by TimNCGuy on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 07:47:12 AM EST
    From an AP article..........................

    The animosity in Denver is not just on the Clinton side. Susan Castner, a Clinton delegate from Portland, Ore., said six people insulted her as she walked alone down the street Saturday night wearing a Clinton T-shirt, telling her to take it off and calling her a profanity.

    "I know this is not coming from Barack Obama, but his supporters are helping us decide who to vote for" in November, Castner said. "I hate the feeling that you shouldn't wear your Hillary gear unless there are two or three of you together."
    Is it genetic?  Was there something in the kool-aid?  Why aren't they able to control this for the good of their own candidate?  Obama won by the thinnest of margins in the primary.  Why do his supporters feel that Clinton supporters should all now act like it was a crushing defeat?  Why the attitude?  It only HURTS Obama.

    On a thread here last night tere was another GREAT example.  An Obama supporter once again asked, what is it that Clinton supporters want Obama to do to EARN their votes.  Like we haven't put that list here often enough.  They just don't like what is on the list, that's all.  Anyway, the Obama supporter went on to exclaim, he's LETTING her and Bill speak at the convention, what MORE do you want.  Could it get any more condescending than that?

    I just love... (5.00 / 0) (#7)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 09:33:07 AM EST
    ...how you assume it was Obama supporters.  FYI, there are a lot of Republican aggitators walking the streets of Denver this week.  

    But hey, don't let that interfere with your advanced case of ODS.


    not MY assumption (none / 0) (#8)
    by TimNCGuy on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 10:00:55 AM EST
    it's an article from the AP.

    I see no concrete evidence... (5.00 / 0) (#9)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Aug 26, 2008 at 10:14:09 AM EST
    ...that is was Obama supporters.  Just someone, like you, who assumed it was.

    Have you forgotten that the GOP has been sowing the seeds of Clinton hate for years and years and years?  It is deeply ingrained into what and who they are.  

    But, keep right on feeding into that narrative.