Suburban Political Recount
Next week, state lawmakers return to the Capitol.
OK, only half of the General Assembly. The Senate's not coming back.
Anyway, it's our first chance to see if Mike and Rod's "Denver hug" holds.
Until then ...
UPDATE: So much for the GOP convention anthem
CNN.com has this update:
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart said Thursday night that Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG have sent a cease and desist notice to the McCain-Palin campaign over their use of 'Barracuda.'
"We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We
hope our wishes will be honored," the group said in a statement that said they "condemn" the use of the song at the Republican convention.
Shout out to Scott Troehler for the tip.
And if the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
UPDATE: An Illinois Republican Party spokesman called to find out what happened with the Daily Herald reporters at the Cross/Watson/AT&T reception. He's checking into the situation and what can be done. Having been to several of these convention events, I'm guessing there was miscommunication between the people handling the door, the hosts, the honorees and so on.
Last week in Denver, Gov. Rod Blagojevich threw a private reception for Tammy Duckworth that essentially turned into a trial run for her convention speech the following night. Although the event was hosted by Friends of Blagojevich (his campaign fund) and the governor is known for being a bit reclusive from time to time, reporters were allowed in.
No fuss, no muss.
Hidden somewhere in this image of convention splendor is the Architect and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. See if you can find them -