[guest post by JVW]
A couple of items of interest as the Democrat National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia:
Outgoing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed and heckled by her home state partisans as she addressed a morning meeting of the Florida delegation. Here is raw footage, untainted by Andrea Mitchell’s or Chuck Todd’s attempts to comment over it:
It almost makes you feel sorry for her. (Ha, ha — just kidding here. Clearly she is getting what she so richly deserves.)
And the booing wasn’t just limited to Ms. Wasserman Schultz. As Senator Bernard Sanders addressed his disappointed supporters, he received a rather pointed response when calling for the election of Hillary! Clinton and Tim Kaine. Check it out:
It takes him a full thirty-seven seconds to restore order, though I also get the feeling that he didn’t necessarily feel the need to move with too much alacrity in that regard. (Side note: wasn’t it kind of hilarious and pathetic to hear him address his young crowd as “brothers and sisters,” like the lamest elderly folksinger of all time?)
Yeah, this is shaping up to be a fun week.