I didn’t get to bed too late last night, my head hitting the pillow by 1AM, but once again awoke a few hours later, this time sick as dog. (Actually, it was more like sick as a cat, if you know what I mean.)
Perhaps it was the free margaritas at the Daily Kos party (contrary to the name of my weekly social event, I don’t really drink all that liberally, and I didn’t last night either, but I almost never drink liquor, so who knows?), or perhaps it was the rare ahi tacos I had at dinner (yeah… order raw fish in Texas… that’s a great idea), but whatever the culprit, five hours later my sweat glands are my only orifices with anything left to spew.
(If you want to see a little of me in a less peaked state, Bill Scher has a brief video interview with me up on Liberal Oasis.)
Fortunately, today’s schedule was delayed, pushing my 10:30 panel back to 11:05, so I’ve got a little extra time to recover, sip a little green tea, and listen to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gamely take questions from a crowd comprised of a couple thousand folks who have never been shy about pointing out our many disappointments with the 110th Congress. The first question, from moderator and Netroots Nation executive director Gina Cooper, regarded when Karl Rove might find his way into that little jail cell on Capitol Hill for refusing to comply with a subpoena? Pelosi didn’t exactly answer the question, but she did say “He certainly deserves to be there”, much to the appreciation of the audience.
Anyway, I don’t plan to live blog the event, but I may post an update if anything particularly interesting happens. Now where’s that bathroom…?
As expected, Pelosi just introduced “surprise” guest Al Gore. And as expected, he was greeted by an enthusiastic standing ovation.
The quote of the day thus far from Gore (slightly paraphrased):
“Responding to today’s high gas prices by drilling new wells that won’t come online for 10 to 15 years, and most of which will be sold to China anyway, makes as much sense as responding to a threat from Afghanistan by invading another country.”