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The Sarah Palin ShowPosted Friday, October 31, 2008, at 10:45 AM
Well, a few people have posted or e-mailed me about the Palin event in Cape yesterday and asked what I thought about it, so I thought I'd write a short post.
I pulled into the Show-Me Center parking lot looong before the sun arrived to begin its work day and I could tell it was going to be a crazy morning before I ever stepped out of my Jeep.
The only entrance open was the front (east) doors to the venue and the line of people stretched all the way around the building back to pig lot which for those of you who don't know is one heck of a long hike.
Being press, thank God, we had our own entrance that made me about the 10th person in line so I didn't freeze quite s long as everyone else.
As silly as this will sound to some of you, one of the neatest things about these big events for me is watching the press come out.
I know there were at least 30 reporters from various countries that were sponsored by the Department of State, a different group from Croatia and all of the big national news networks, newspapers and bloggers.
I really don't think it was quite as much media as when Obama came to Cape, but they were fairly close.
It's always neat to meet people from around the world, and even around Southeast Missouri, who make their living the same way as you.
When Palin took the stage though the crowd went absolutely wild. People screaming, chanting, dancing. People everywhere covered in stickers, buttons, Palin t-shirts and at least one guy covered in body paint.
In some ways like that it was more reminiscent of a Grateful Dead concert than a political event, but I guess that shows how things change over the years and how a few interesting candidates can really energize the population into caring.
Just a few more days and we'll know just who was more energized I guess!
Did any of you go the rally Thursday morning?
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