I watched Biden’s speech from the convention floor tonight. It was pretty cool. We made it inside in time to catch Clinton (bill) and Kerry (john) beforehand.
Here are a couple of photos:
I’ve got video of Biden and will get that online tomorrow along with a full account of the experience. (Let’s just say it ends with me in bed with a Biden sign).
Interesting nugget I learned: The signs you see on TV are all a very well-coordinated stunt. Ushers pass out different signs at different times and give strict instructions as to when they should or shouldn’t be waved. For example, the Obama/Biden signs at the very end were handed out during Biden’s speech with the mandate that they were to be used only after Biden was done. When someone stood up with the sign too early, the ushers went nuts.
I guess I never paid much attention to the theatrics before, and seeing the orchestration up close and in person surprised me a tad.
All in all, it was a great night. There was one sour note, however. Seems the CNN DC bureau PR director – one of the most plastic and insincere women I’ve ever known, btw – has some strange distaste for me that has now manifested itself in a need to chastise me for things I haven’t done at inappropriate times. See, according to Fake and Phony Barbie, at some point last night – when I was at a Politico party nowhere near the CNN “grill” (yes, they spent a crapload of money on a bar and grill) – I passed drinks over the CNN railing to some friends. The astounding part of our encounter is that when she stopped me walking by her in the convention hall, she said – and I quote – “Don’t be passing drinks over the rail anymore.” When I looked at her baffled and said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” she proceeded to doubt me and question why I was being defensive. “Just don’t do it again,” she said. She then went on to tell me people were “saying things,” and she was just telling me “as a friend.”
OK woman, just so we’re clear. I didn’t drink outside at your “grill,” I didn’t “pass drinks to friends,” and I certainly don’t appreciate being confronted and accused. The only reason I came by CNN at all was to reconnect and hang out with old friends- of which you are definitely not one. Never have been. Never will be.
I don’t work for you anymore. Find someone else to hassle. Oh, and if there is a rumor going around about my bad behavior (which I seriously doubt, btw), let me assure you that if I were to do something disrespectful or inappropriate involving CNN, it would certainly be more gratifying than “passing drinks.”
I’d do something like use my blog to tell you to get a life, leave me alone, and f*ck off.