Want see Barack Obama’s big speech in Denver? For the privilege, his campaign is asking for six hours of volunteer work…to even be considered for admission. And then and only then, just maybe, they’ll let you in to see the Savior.

Six hours of forced labor for the opportunity to see Obama in the flesh? That’s change Stalin could believe in.

Rocky Mountain News
Obama tickets come with a catch

Some of those hoping to wrangle a seat for Barack Obama’s speech were told this week they have to put in six hours of volunteer work for his campaign by Friday to have a shot at a ticket.

And that ruffled at least a few feathers…

…”It’s not fair. It’s elitist. And they need to practice what they’re preaching,” she added,

Doing the volunteer work only makes someone eligible for a ticket and doesn’t guarantee one, according to the phone message from the campaign.

Obama, of course, is giving his speech in a 70,000 seat football stadium. Meanwhile, back in the 20,000 seat arena where the rest of the convention will be taking place for the mere mortals, Bill and Hillary Clinton will work overtime to undermine Obama.


Maureen Dowd: Yes, she can

Now they’ve made Barry’s convention all about them — their dissatisfaction and revisionism and barely disguised desire to see him fail. Whatever insincere words of support the Clintons muster, their primal scream gets louder: He can’t win! He can’t close the deal! We told you so!

Hillary’s orchestrating a play within the play in Denver. Just as Hamlet used the device to show that his stepfather murdered his father, Hillary will try to show the Democrats they chose the wrong savior.

And outside on the streets of beautiful Denver, delegates can only hope that a city ordinance just passed will actually work..

With DNC in mind, Denver bans carrying urine, feces

Poo and pee dominated a public hearing Monday on a new law that prohibits people from carrying certain items if they intend to use them for nefarious purposes.

The law, crafted in advance of the Democratic National Convention, was adopted unanimously by the City Council.

Look at the bright side delegates, at last your food will be color coordinated. Sounds like a great time. Sorry I’m going to miss it.