Catherine DeVine's blog

Election Night Venue = ?

Since most of us have already voted, it's not too soon to settle on a place to convene on Election Night.  The Station and Milltown in Carrboro come to mind; so does Spice Street in University Mall.  OCSC is out because it's too smoky.  Any other ideas?  We just got a big TV and would be happy to host here, but Berkeley wants to join a crowd somewhere. 

Inauguration Alert !

Yesterday, October 1st, I set out to book a hotel room for the Obama inauguration on January 19th.  Everything in the District, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom is booked.  One call led to another and I did find a room in old Alexandria for $399 a night with free shuttle to the metro. I can cancel without penalty anytime up to January 15th (in case, well, you know). 

There is nothing finer than being there on Inauguration Day.  I went to the first Clinton inauguration -- a clear cold day, unforgettably happy.  Can't recommend it highly enough.  Other rooms are going for more like $600 a night that Sunday/Monday, but they're full.  Heads up, folks.  


Son of a [mill-worker]

Not only women want John Edwards's head on a platter. I counted at least seven reporter/columnists in the Sunday N&O and NYTimes gleefully dissing him, saying they never liked the former senator in the first place. Aha! Pants on fire! For some reason, the same dedicated campaign hangers-on always found it necessary to quote the poor slob verbatim, as did his girlfriend who had all sorts of editing power: "I have come to the personal conclusion that I actually want the country to see who I really am." What a revelation!

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