After going out to eat at Friday’s last night, I thought I’d stopped by the Democratic Party office (it’s located just a couple blocks from the restaurant). I’d seen a couple Obama signs up in our neighborhood and was interested in getting one myself. I went in and saw a teenage girl (probably a volunteer) working the phones. Behind her was a huge map of Olmsted county (the one I reside in). The lady I talked to was a forty-something who worked the same office back in ’04 when Kerry was the nom.
She said they had Obama bumper stickers (a $1 donation was encouraged if you wanted to pick one up), but that, at the moment, they had no Obama signs. She said a shipment was expected in the next week or two. The ones coming in were actually Obama-Biden signs as opposed to ones with just ‘Bama’s name on it (she said a $5 donation was encouraged for these). As she spoke, I noticed a very interesting thing: her eyebrows were literally dark blue. I wondered if they were blue because she liked the way the color looked on her face or if it was done to show off her party affiliation (she may have been wearing a blue top as well).
She also gave me a flyer for a Rock the Vote party taking place next week in south Rochester. Funnyman Al Franken is gonna be there, but the main attraction is an Elvis impersonator. And he’s not just a regular impersonator who’ll pose for pics and do that thing with his hands that Elvis is known for. He can actually sing like Elvis. I’m not sure if I’ll go, but I bet it'd be fun mingling with others who are of the same political persuasion (we can talk about how much we love gay people, how we can't wait to tax the shit out of the rich, have lots of French fries, hug a couple trees). Who knows? Maybe I’d meet someone who is even more pumped about Obama than I.