Friday, September 08, 2006
Notes from Quebec
Just a quick post from the NDP convention . . .
I know this is a horribly geeky thing to admit, but I've always wanted to go to a political convention, ever since I was a little kid watching them on TV. Yes, I sat in front of a TV as a child watching political conventions. I've been embarrassingly excited all summer. All I can say about actually being here, is that it's everything I thought it would be.
We're in Quebec city, we came in last night on the longest Via passenger train ever. The train was so long that they had to split the train in half outside of the station and pull the two halves in on either side of the platform.
Today, I saw Stephen Lewis speak, I've read a lot of his stuff, but I'd never seen him speak live before. The man is truly amazing. I don't know how he does his job, if it was me I think I'd lose my mind.