Embedded: un-lazy Sunday
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog editor Lydia DePillis is still in Kentucky, posting from coffeeshops.
FRANKFORT, Ky.–The Columbia cavalcade awoke at a reasonable hour this morning, shaking off the remnants of last night’s indiscretions (I don’t feel the need to recount them here). The Louisville visit went well, if you count driving an hour both ways to awkwardly mingle with other College Democrats and make drunken toasts to Steve Beshear a success. The CU Dems were entitled to a bit of a smug smile in the realm of internecine collegiate politics—according to a source from the George Washington/American University contingent, Beshear had praised the New Yorkers at a rally in Louisville yesterday, leaving the 40-odd DC kids largely unrecognized.
Now they’re in Frankfort, getting ready for another round of “hot knocking” in this picturesque southern capitol. The Dems board had been treated to an inspirational e-mail last night from absent president Josh Lipsky, who declared that “this trip helps transcend the usual comings and goings of a college organization and makes us a force in progressive action.” The rank and file, in turn, received a pep talk from communications director Jonathan Backer, who jumped up and down and whooped to whip up enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, rather than trying to rehash the larger race, I’ll direct you to today’s coverage from the Post. Although my Spec colleague and I may snag an interview with the soon-to-be Kentucky governor later today. E-mail me if you’ve got questions.