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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

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I Got John Oliver To Say Hello To My Wife!
Forget the rest of the convention, history, blah blah blah. Forget even my conversation with one of my personal legislative heroes, Zoe Lofgren, who soooooooo should be Speaker or even President. Forget that, in a combination of serendipity and cast-your-bread-upon-the-waters good karma, I got a ticket into the nosebleed section of the convention and got to see all the speeches starting from the Keynote through Hilary Clinton's address.

No, the big thing for me was John Olive of the Daily Show.
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Heading Home, Reflections and So Forth
Happily, DIA has free wifi.

I am sad to be leaving. For us political junkies, this is like the Olympics or World Cup Soccer. Also, there is a fair amount of networking and pressing of the flesh I am sadly skipping. But Becky was sufficiently unhappy with my coming out at all that I promised to limit it to the bare minimum necessary. And Aaron was away all last week, so it has effectively been a week and a half since I have spent any time with him.

Life is trade offs, but I am never sure whether this balancing family and career and doing neither particularly well is better than focusing on just one or the other.

More political reflections below the cut.
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