Saturday, April 28, 2007



Last night Irwing and I did live vlog sessions with Congressman Jerry McNerney, Charlie Brown, Assemblyman Mark Leno from the fundraiser at the state Democratic Convention in San Diego. I also got to meet Senator Gravel. I was eager to ask him about what he thought the prospects are for a Democrat taking Alaska's sole house seat now that Don Young has been exposed as a bribe-taking bucket of slime. Gravel told me he lives in Virginia and pays closer attention to California politics than to his old state's.

This morning's speakers are Hillary Clinton, Debra Bowen, Jerry Brown, a slew of California congressmembers and local legislators. And then this afternoon we get Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, Kucinich Barbara Lee and others. We might go hear Obama. But our big event today is a meeting Agnes Pennington set up for us with Michael Wray, a rocket scientist. Mike showed up at the fundraiser last night and we got to meet him briefly. He's going to run for Congress down here in CA-50, the district where Francine Busby made tremendous strides but was unable to close the deal with voters. (This is Duke Cunningham's old district-- which replaced him with a corrupt Republican lobbyist, sort of cutting out the middleman!) Today Irwing and I are having lunch-- at a great raw restaurant, Cilantro Live, in Chula Vista-- with Agnes and Mike and we'll be live vlogging it at around 1:30 or 1:40 at the DWT Headquarters icon on the right of your screen. Just go down to the second image (Blue House in the Brew House and click there for today's chat with Mike.)

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At 10:39 PM, Blogger Unknown said...


I am Mike Wray's brother Kevin and i just wanted to tell you that the name is spelled wrong.



At 10:06 AM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Thanks for the correction, Kevin. I should have figured that out when Michael mentioned Uncle Link!


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