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January 30, 2013


Kerry actually came down to the Gret Stet in 2004 -- Kathleen Blanco hosted a rally at the Governor's Mansion. I shook his hand and he signed a Kerry sign they'd given me to wave. Made me think he might even make a bit of a race down here. But, unfortunately, no. Shrub carried Loosiana by almost 20 points. Sigh.

Watched the returns that night at a friend's house, drinking to forget instead of drinking to remember. So it goes. I do remember spending the next week mostly staying away from the internet and watching Wag the Dog a number of times...

"I suffered, so that you shouldn't have to.... That's why I'm sending you to go fight wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."

I drove to the Isleta Reservation south of Albuquerque and stood around with others waiting to see John Kerry and John Edwards on their campaign train in 2004. Kerry stood at the back, waving at all of us, cool despite the heat in a light blue shirt.
I totally love you for saying you still have your Kerry/Edwards sign. So do I.

That was a good, accurate post by the late great Gilliard. I miss Steve.

Once more with feeling: Fuck the fucking Yankees.

Kerry certainly is more deserving, if you actually *know* the song, of the title "Big John" than is Cornyn (who rather infamously stole it for a campaign ad).

A big, big man.

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