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Saturday, January 17, 2004


Images from Iowa

posted by annatopia at Saturday, January 17, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
here's a few of the pictures i promised. first, from the blogger's breakfast this morning, we have congressman boswell:


here's a picture of gwen graham logan (daughter of senator bob graham) blogging at the blogger's breakfast:


congressman boswell thanked the bloggers profusely for their support. gwen graham logan told the story of how comforted she was due to the outpouring of goodwill from dean supporters to her family when senator graham decided to withdraw from the race. she choked up, and many of us did as well. i was fortunate enough to have a moment with her, and i found her kind and smart and pretty damned amazing. what a great lady.

later on i headed to HQ with heath, then we went out to canvass with a family from minnesota. afterwards heath headed north to get more footage of the gov and i came back to the storm center. joe trippi and texas state director glen maxey went out to canvass, and i got pulled in along with Sally in SF, Patty from VT and her two sons. a camerawoman from cnn presents tagged along, as did nbc. they filmed us as we canvassed. here's a picture of joe door knocking:


after we were done canvassing cnn filed the texans having a snowball fight. so later on, if you see that on cnn, that's us. =)

after we returned to the storm center i grabbed a quick bite to eat (nothing like breakfast at 3 in the afternoon) and missed amanda by about fifteen minutes. while i was wandering around, guess who walked in?


yup. pumpkinhead. he got a bunch of schwag (hats, shirts, stickers, etc) and took a ton of pictures with the volunteers. i was really nice and was able to bite my tongue and not ask tim why he's such a MW, but only because his assistant told me they have a staff that reads all the blogs. heh. so MTP staff, if you're reading this, tell tim that he needs to pose with flat howard next time he comes to the office.

as it stands i'm pretty exhausted and i think i'm going to go take a nap. when i wake up i'll check in again. TTFN.

cross-posted to annatopia. ** images removed to conserve bandwidth. please visit annatopia's iowa caucus archive to view them


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