Pamela to see JK & THK!

Heads up!
Pamela is out in the field today to see John Kerry speak in California on immigration issues. Teresa will accompany John.

As far as I know, there will be three speeches and Pamela will hopefully be able to navigate quickly enough to be in attendance for all of them.

Wish her well! Consider this an open thread.

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19 Responses to Pamela to see JK & THK!

  1. KJ says:

    Good wishes and energy and love to JK & THK!

  2. florida dem says:

    Congrats Pam! We are all “jealous much”. Just breezed thru yesterday’s threads and I agree, JK was great on MTP. Tim tried his lame “gotcha” reporting but JK handled it well. First of all, JK publicly regretted his vote for the IWR weeks before JE did. Secondly, when Russert showed clips that were more than one and two years old showing JK saying that he didn’t believe in cut and run, I’m sure he was trying to nail him as a flip flopper. However, the clips shown conveniently left out JKs full answer of that there was still time to save Iraq if ShrubCo actually got off its ass and enacted a real military strategy and oh, and what’s the word — DIPLOMACY! JK has said for two years that the window to get Iraq right was closing and now, three years later, that we’re at the early stages of civil war, the window is pretty much shut. Why keepour troops their like sitting ducks when A- We don’t have a sound military strategy or the proper equipment to keep them safe. B- The Iraqis can’t form a government and are not thrilled about the idea of standing up for themselves in absence of an U.S. military presence. Two major roadblocks to peace, imho.

    Oh…and I am so glad McCain is FINALLY being called out for the slimeball, political opportunitist he is. Straight talk my ass! I hope the media stays on him for the next couple of years. However, will 2 years of press about the real JM be enough to counteract the decade of overhyped press he’s received? Will John Stewart, SNL, Conan OBrien and Leno stop kissing his arse? He’s a fun guest but knowing a bit about each of their politics, I hardly think they would want him as prez. It’ll be interesting to watch. As I, and many of you, have said all along, If McCain does pull of the RNC nom, we will need to counter with someone experienced as well. If McCain gets the nod, that means Repubs actually want someone who can read in the WH this time. McCain’s a whore, but he ain’t stupid. And agree with his politics or not, he would be able to debate circles around someone like Warner. Not necessarily Hillary, but I still have a hard time seeing her get the nod. America isn’t ready for a female president. After much hype, critical acclaim and awards, the fictitous Geena Davis show (Commander and Chief) may not even make it back for a second season. We can’t even handle a fictitious female prez, let alone a real one. Since ShrubCo continues to muck up daily — worst than even I imagined — and that was a pretty low bar, I think the chances are getting better each day that America will want experience in 2008 to get us out of the mess we’re in. Too bad the country had to learn the hard way that substance matters more in a candidate than platitudes and a smile.

  3. florida dem says:

    ..And one more thing…..

    Further proof Timmy doesn’t do any sound research to prep is the fact that he is still using election night totals and not the final totals after ALL the ballots (okay, most, excluding OH) were counted. After all was said and done JK did in fact get 49.2% of the vote. Sheesh!

  4. Fedup says:

    What a lucky girl. Reminds me of all of Pam’s great outings with JK and THK during the campaign. I need to move, I have not seen JK since 7/04, I am doing something wrong.

    Ok, I’ll stop the self indulging pity of myself. Can’t wait for the report and PICS. Have fun, Pam.


    Hi, KJ, how are you girl? I swear everytime I watch something on the Kennedys, you pop into my mind and our discussions on the Kerry blog way back when. Those were great days.

  5. battlebob says:

    One big hope the Repubs have with McCain is putting California into play. It helps McCain to be the author of a moderate immigration bill; even if it goes no where. It still gets him in favorable light with Calif Latinos.

  6. Connie says:

    I’ve been coming to this site daily since it began, and was just so glad I was able to continue reading the fine postings of Pamela and Ron, and join the “afterchats.” It’s obvious that Kerry has never left any of our minds, but now that he is actually getting decent media attention, all the excitement that was there before the 2004 election is starting to build. I sense with the comments above that there’s been a tight family from maybe the LUTD site perhaps, and the gathering is beginning once again. Let’s just hope that all our work this time is not snatched away at 12 midnight by the remotely hackable optical scanners and given to another power drunk lunatic like Bush. Kerry is working so hard to introduce meaningful legislation daily, and traveling around the country to help elect democratic senators and reps in ’06, but let’s not forget to get the word out to everyone that as long as our votes are “counted” by republican privatized vote counting machines, republicans will always “miraculously” pull out a win in the end. There’s no doubt in my mind that Kerry beat an incumbant, wartime president — quite a coup for anyone. Let’s not allow the bandits to steal the win away again. I hope John and Teresa are aware of all the work being done by,, and in this area, as well as Rep. John Conyers. Let’s make the “win” stick this time!

  7. KJ says:

    FD, why don’t you tell us how you really feel? LOL @;-)

    {{{{FedUp}}}} me either, July 2004. But you know, and I think Connie said it well above, this is a family here and I have the sense that this is the beginning of the 2008 campaign. Although many of us never gave up, there is a feeling in the air now, a good feeling, hope, maybe. *grin*

  8. KJ says:

    Connie, you’re right, but the family began at the old JK site. πŸ™‚ Big table. Lot’s of good food.

  9. Marjorie G says:

    Connie, I saw JK last week, amongst others invited to an hour which became shorter when he was late. Not the first time I overheard JK say, this time to his NY election lawyer, that he can’t get DC interest in election reform/HAVA problems.

    Once heard Dean say that it needs to be done state by state, which tends to be true, but we are powerless against the state boards, or often bought off interests, going for the vendor lies of convenience and perception of modern.

    When I told Kerry what I’d done on the campaign in five words or less, and now working to prevent electronic voting, he said we want scanners, right? So he gets it, but to what degree any of them know, with saving the world, and all, unclear to me.

    Whoever has practical knowledge, not just anger, stolen election talk, needs to contact Senator Kerry.

  10. Indie Liberal says:

    Can’t wait for the full report and pics. πŸ™‚

  11. Ron Chusid says:


    “Consider this an open thread.”

    That’s opposed to all the other threads where comments are always strictly limited to the topic of the post. πŸ™‚

  12. Ginny in CO says:

    “It’s obvious that Kerry has never left any of our minds, but now that he is actually getting decent media attention, all the excitement that was there before the 2004 election is starting to build.”

    I agree Connie, and it is hard not to get really high on it. I was not as surprised or upset by the election results in ’04 as I would have been before. Now the dream of the GOP digging a hole so deep they won’t get out is coming true.
    I am also happy to see more support for Kerry developing on other blogs. There are still the “he blew his chance” and “he folded instead of fighting in Ohio”
    misconceptions. There’s a lot of time between now and 11/08.

  13. Ginny in CO says:


    I’m so glad this is officially “open”. I have a great story. Today I got lucky at an antique store and found a really good chest, cheap. The guys who helped to put it in my van noticed the bumper sticker over the gas cap. “Bush-Cheney Hybrid Vehicle: Partly powered by the blood of US troops”

    They immediately started talking about how unbelievable the situation is. One had just heard this morning about the Nuke Iran Plan. When I put the tailgate down and they saw the REST of the bumper stickers, it got even better. The one I think is a store owner said he is having some bumper stickers made to sell in his store.

    “No Republicans for a 100 years”

    Amen, I’ll buy one, I told him. He lowered his voice – just a little- and said:

    “I’m a Republican”

    Nah, “We’re all Democrats now” πŸ™‚

  14. I’m back and starting to pour through my notes and just finished downloading about 50 photos.

    A lot of stuff to wade through, mostly immigration… more soon!

  15. KJ says:

    β€œConsider this an open thread.”

    “That’s opposed to all the other threads where comments are always strictly limited to the topic of the post.” πŸ™‚

    Well Ron, I didn’t want anything to think I had anything serious to say. LOL

  16. KJ says:

    “We’re All Democrats Now” Ginny, I think that’s gold. Definately worth putting on the jeep!

  17. Great story Ginny!

    Ron/KJ, stay on the topic of a post? Huh, we’re we supposed to do that? πŸ˜‰

  18. or perhaps “were”… πŸ™

  19. Ginny in CO says:

    Dave from P.

    Believe me, the Queen of typos is Pamela. I will try not to give her too much trouble over the one in the email she just sent.


    I first heard “We are all Democrats now” on Randi Rhodes. Don’t know if she came up with it or not.

    Sometimes I come up with stuff and think it’s original and then see it later. We can forget what we’ve read and of course “great minds…”

    The one I used yesterday (?)* that I don’t remember seeing before is about politicians who can ‘think outside the beltway’. Seems like a good quip for the Dem candidates this year. The rich and the lobbyists can all get inside the beltway – not just literally.

    *This is probably proof of spending too much time here.
    Maybe I should get a job.