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Thu., Aug. 28, 2008, 10:29 a.m.

Thursday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: Madame secretary, from the nosebleed section, Idaho casts its Democratic votes...

What about Washington? They didn't get a chance to talk about "the Evergreen State, the place that brought you triple vente soy lattes, the home of the Mariners and geoducks..." because the roll call was cut off at New York so Obama could get the nomination by acclamation.

Today's discussion: If you were doing the intro to Washington state's votes, what would you say? Write your intro here.

Spokane Democrats will gather at 5:30 p.m. to watch Obama's speech from Toad Hall, their quasi clubhouse at 1427 W. Dean.

North Idaho Democrats will gather at 6 p.m. to watch the speech at Cricket's Bar & Grill, 424 Sherman, in Coeur d'Alene.

AP's headlines in the presidential campaign are "all Democratic Convention, all the time", so if you're tired of the convention, we're sorry.
Barack Obama to woo nation 45 years after Martin Luther King’s ’I have a dream’ speech

Biden tells Democratic convention needs more than a good soldier, reference to McCain

Clinton delivers strong endorsement for Obama while passing torch

Want to see video of the convention? Click here.

To read the stories behind the headlines, click here and scroll down.

“Everything I learned in my eight years as president and in the work I’ve done since, in America and across the globe, has convinced me that Barack Obama is the man for this job.” — Former President Clinton.
The Democratic National Convention is expected to generate $160 million and draw as many as 50,000 visitors.

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