Another day in the hot, hot, sun.
Maybe I got heatstroke, but I swear that I saw Attorney General Dick Blumenthal come out today to support “Joe NAFTA/CAFTA Lieberman” at the AFL-CIO Barbecue (The link appears to be dead, but I found it thanks to MikeCT at MLN).
Thankfully, I had my camera going (along with a couple of others, including WFSB and CTBlogger–though I’m not sure if WFSB is worthy of being put in the same league as ConnecticutBLOG), or else the AG’s brief appearance and speedy retreat (before Joe’s arrival) might have evaporated with 32% of my body’s moisture.
Dick Blumenthal had nothing to say to my camera, and about five minutes after he was spirited away, who rolls in but “Joe NAFTA/CAFTA Lieberman“–at least 45 minutes late. Dick Blumenthal so ardently supports Joe that he made sure to leave before his arrival, so as not to take the spotlight off “Joe NAFTA/CAFTA Lieberman” during the union BBQ. The pitifully small crowd was comprised of at least one-third to one-half Lieberman staff/volunteers with signs that were used mostly to block the cameras of bloggers from seeing “Joe NAFTA/CAFTA Lieberman” shake hands with firefighters.
The real star of the show was the Connecticut Blogger Float (a/k/a Kiss Float) which should have a new sign affixed to it reading “As seen on the 700 Club“. It was parked directly across the street, where attendees and passersby could get a good look at it, but not before passing a bunch of paid volunteers with Lieberman signs on the street corner. A combination of the papier-mache craftsmanship and the unbearable heat got to these “Joe NAFTA/CAFTA Lieberman” campaign volunteers (some of whom have a questionable grasp on reality–I mean, they really believe Joe’s a good Democrat) so they fashioned a great big sign on butcher paper to hold up in front of the float.
Like the true hero that he is, CTKeith hopped into the cab of the truck and drove it up and down the street for the next hour, for everyone to see. Twice, the float was parked on the street in front of the event, and twice the police came out–same officer both times and he was not happy the second time. Jane thinks there might have been bigger trouble if I didn’t run over with my camera, but I’m just a sucker for flashing lights.
The photo above is from UPFFA. I didn’t have a still camera, wasn’t allowed onto the lawn at the event, and every angle I tried to shoot video from was blocked. Thanks for getting these online so quickly guys!