I am back from the Orange County Democratic Convention, unfortunately, I had to leave early. I arrived early, though! I was tabling for the John Edwards for President Campaign, handing out bumper stickers and signing up volunteers. I had some good 'cue from the Barbecue Joint in Chapel Hill, then we went in for the meeting. I only stayed for the beginning, so I can't give you all the dirty details, hopefully someone else will fill in the resolutions and such. But, I had to make a point about David Price. There are many liberals in Chapel Hill who are so far left that they often disparage David Price and his actions in Congress. To those people I saw Phooey!!! I wish I had a recording of his speech, there were many strong progressives points he made, about mental health parity, about the VA health care system, about poverty. But, the most poignant moment was when he was discussing "gun control" and the VT shootings. I was unaware that Lisa Price, his wife, was the head of an anti-gun violence organization. I don't know the reasons behind this, if there was some personal reason that she started into this line of work, but you could tell that he was emotionally invested. At one point, the Congressman was choked up to the point that his voice was cracking and his eyes were misting.
He also mentioned a recent interview with E.J. Dionne which I would like to paste after the break.