Some housecleaning this a.m., before finding out how Jessica and Greggo voted last night. We suggested these t-shirts yesterday, but after last night's election results -- Clinton wins Texas and Ohio, though Obama still's the frontrunner among those who like math -- a Friend of Unfair Park instead suggests these purchases, the button at right being from the collection. Very nice.
After the jump, Merritt Martin's notes from her East Dallas neighborhood's precinct convention -- a funny little anecdote. But first, a note: In the comments section of Jim's item last night, Maggie (who runs this site) wrote of chaos and madness at the Singing Hills Recreation Center, where the "chair announced herself a Clinton supporter and said she was 'taking the sheets home to correct them.'" Added Maggie, "She was screaming and yelling and folks tried to physically restrain her and take the packet from her, but couldn’t. Someone was videotaping the whole thing." And also photographing it, she writes on her site this a.m. Over at FrontBurner, D's blog, Tim Rogers writes that he's learned the chair was none other than former council member Sandra Crenshaw; adds Tim, "it went down just as described." No doubt the visual evidence will soon be screening on a computer monitor near you. --Robert Wilonsky
Writes Merritt, from Precinct 1224 -- same fire station as Dr. Schutze, turns out:
A female neighbor hopped on the Obama line at around 8 p.m. and struck up a conversation with a fellow voter, some dude. They discussed the turnout, and the guy remarked it hadn't been this crazy since Mondale ran. He suggested to my neighbor that, hey, she's all fired up about the candidate, maybe she oughta to go get elected as a delegate. She considered it -- until other Obama campaigners tried to coercer her into taking the position by pointing out that, hey, she was a minority and a female -- perfect. Alas, my neighbor was left cold by the comments and declined the invite. She said she "didn't really feel all that 'Benetton.'"