Monday, August 25, 2008

Idaho sent up to nosebleeds

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM

The Idaho delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Denver may have been excited to see that they would be sitting on the floor of the Pepsi Center, close enough to the big stage to see Obama’s pimples. But that was Saturday.

Sometime on Sunday the seating arrangements got all swapped around to accommodate Joe Biden’s people. Delaware, according to convention tradition, gets a front row seat, so that bumped Idaho into the bleachers. Way into the bleachers. A floor seat became practically an airborne seat.

But it’s not all bad. Idaho delegate Jerry Brady wrote in a NewWest.net column that his compatriots did not really mind.

"Idaho delegates seemed not the least disturbed by this Sunday. Many were dancing the early night away at a splashy party thrown by the Louisiana Delegation at the Colorado Convention Center to highlight the transformation taking place in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina."
Besides, the Idahoans will get a bird’s eye view of the proceedings. And with some decent opera glasses, they might still be able to see what’s going on on stage. Or they could just look at the humongous screen that serves as a backdrop to the speaker.

BW will be up even higher in the stands by the way, having secured a press pass by the skin of our teeth just this afternoon. But we get to take turns running the floor with a bunch of other hacks.

Incidentally, New York filled back into what was once Idaho’s choice floor seats.

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