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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Buffeted To Victory? Partying With Yes Folks

Posted by Matt Davis on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 7:48 PM

I'm at the "campaign celebration" for the Yes on 66/67 campaign, at the Wonder Ballroom on N.Russell. It's not a victory party, you understand.

BALLOONS: SIGN OF OPTIMISM?
  • BALLOONS: SIGN OF OPTIMISM?
Nor will it be, until the campaign actually wins. They're playing "Can You Hear Me Knocking" on the PA. As in, all around your dooooooooorrrrrr...

Now, has the campaign been buffeted to victory, do you think? Buffeted, definition (courtesy of the online shonky-dictionary): To strike sharply, especially with the hand (synonym: cuff), To strike repeatedly, To drive, force, move, or attack by, repeated blows, To make one's way especially under difficult conditions.

The idea of buffeting occurred to me as I was eating the seventh "cold beef wrap," courtesy of the public employee unions and other right-minded folks, which have funded the campaign to the tune of over $6million. So: Is this a victorious buffet, do you think? Or a loser's buffet?

They're playing ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, now. Here's hoping Steve Novick opens his victory speech with the words, "Time may change me, but I can't change time."

ILL HAVE A COLD BEEF WRAP, THANKS
  • I'LL HAVE A COLD BEEF WRAP, THANKS

I'm sitting next to yes campaign online outreach coordinator Rich Rodgers, who has knocked on 359 doors today. "266 was my record, before," he says. And: "My legs are a little sore, but I can't feel it because of all the excitement."

City Commissioner Nick Fish just walked in.

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