Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hope in Providence

Koko and Betty are talking to voters in Providence this weekend, where there are several close races, including an important U.S. Senate race and a controversial referendum question on a new Indian Casino.

At this morning's rally with Senate Candidate Sheldon Whitehouse and other Rhode Island Democratic Party leaders, we were happy to be, as Koko said "non-partisan and above the fray," especially when a few ill-fated cheerleading routines were attempted by awkward politicians ("VOTE for DEMocrats! clap. clap. clap-clap-clap" was the one we loved to hate). But we loved Barack Obama's compelling positivity and presence, and the sounds of democracy, autumn, coffee, and U2.

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