Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The State Convention

The Texas Democratic Party has put lots of videos on line, including talks by our U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia from Friday evening. They've also posted some great videos showed to the delegates, including By The Numbers (about Democratic growth in Texas), Counted (about voting rights and the Republican efforts to block them), moving tributes to Lady Bird Johnson and to Governor Ann Richards. See their whole set (it also has some from two years ago) starting at this page. The Austin Chronicle has a photo gallery from the event at this page.

Best live-blogger at this convention was Vince of Capitol Annex. Burnt Orange Report also had some useful obsevations. Scroll down and back into time on these sites to see their posts. Some others of note this year (besides those mentioned in the weekly TPA roundup) were: Panhandle Truth Squad, Mean Rachel, Bay Area Houston, and Musings. [I didn't get to do any live-blogging at all due to laptop failure. I did take notes and will link to a summary post next week.]

Dallas Precinct Chair (and former national Platform Committee member) Tom Blackwell has posted the 2008 Platform on his web site as a pdf at this page. The Texas Democratic Party has posted a list of delegates and alternates at this page; unfortunately, they are not all in order (for instance, SD 23's female Clinton delegate, Ann Hubener, is not listed together with the others from her district). If you are one of the lucky winners, please make sure they have your name.

Finally, for future events, you might want to save this State Democratic Convention Survival Guide, Part 1. [There was no Part 2, perhaps understandably.]


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