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Rough Sketch: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Obama's Big Fat Greek Setting

It was a ceremony fit for the gods. Fireworks exploded overhead. A skycam soared through the air the way it does during "Monday Night Football." Strobe lights flashed, spotlights circled. Eighty-four thousand adoring fans, after waiting hours to enter Invesco Field at Mile High, waved flags, tossed beach balls and...

By Dana Milbank  | August 29, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live, From Colo., It's Al-Jazeera

Deep divisions, bad feelings. Tensions that threaten to boil over during this week's gathering in Colorado. The Obama-Clinton feud at the Democratic National Convention? Well, yes, but that's happening 13 miles to the east of here, in Denver. The fight in Golden is between the townsfolk of this quaint Western...

By Dana Milbank  | August 28, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hillary's Last Bash

At noon on Tuesday, two young men walked onto the podium at the Democratic National Convention carrying four women's suit jackets -- red, orange, light blue and teal -- and holding each one up to the lights to see which would look best in the hall. It was Hillary Clinton's...

By Dana Milbank  | August 27, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Where Even the Grudges Are Recycled

DENVER, Aug. 25 Most political conventions begin with the fall of the gavel. The 2008 Democratic convention began in the "downward dog" position. "On an exhale from the belly body, downward dog . . . using the entire breath to get there," a woman in tights coached a group...

By Dana Milbank  | August 26, 2008; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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