OTB Gets Results

Mere hours after my taunting of the Democratic National Committee,

My guess is that Teddy Kennedy, Maxine Waters, and Barney Frank will be in limited visibility at the Democratic National Convention as well. Or, in more parallel fashion, Robert Byrd, Nancy Pelosi, and Janet Reno.

they have taken me up on my challenge:

AP — Clinton, Kennedy to Speak at Convention

Former President Clinton (news – web sites) and Sen. Edward Kennedy [No news? Web sites? -ed.] of Massachusetts will have prime speaking slots at the Democratic National Convention in Boston next month.

Key speakers at the Republican convention in late August and early September in New York City will include California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news – web sites) and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Clinton is scheduled to speak July 26, the opening night of the four-day convention, and Kennedy will address the audience the second day, Democratic officials said Monday. The vice presidential pick will speak July 28, and presumed Democratic nominee John Kerry (news – web sites) will close the convention July 29 with his acceptance speech.

Kerry’s former rivals plus Rep. Dennis Kucinich (news – web sites) of Ohio and Al Sharpton (news – web sites), who remain in the primary race, will have a role at the convention, although officials haven’t decided what that will be.

Hat tip: PunditMark

Mark my words: No way will Dennis Kucinich, Al Sharpton, or Maxine Waters be given the #2 spot on the ticket.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kerry’s former rivals plus Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Al Sharpton … will have a role at the convention, although officials haven’t decided what that will be.

    Somewhere between janitor and gopher, perhaps?

  2. Attila Girl says:

    You’re subtler than usual today.

  3. Attila Girl says:

    And I meant that in a good way.