Saturday, June 10, 2006

Yearly Kos in Vegas

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The MSM is all a twitter about the annual gathering of looney lefties led by the man who is the epitome of the neo-left--Kos. I say the epitome because every candidate he has supported has lost or at least come in second and you know with today's Democrat party, a loss is a win.

Anyway, the Kossacks are currently rampaging across "Sin City" and telling each other how smart they all are. It must be a real blast. Kos himself kicked off the "fun":

Not that all those in attendance needed polishing, though. Some of the featured bloggers are getting rock-star treatment. The former Wonkette, Ana Marie Cox, who now writes for Time magazine, could barely wander around without notice. Joe Trippi, Mr. Dean's former campaign manager who led the charge on the Internet and then wrote "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything," was trailed by mainstream media reporters busily recording his quotes on Thursday night for 30 minutes or more.

And the convention's opening night featured Mr. DailyKos himself, who was treated to standing ovations when he appeared as the cybergenic keynote speaker. Now the co-author with Jerome Armstrong ( fame) of "Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics," Mr. Moulitsas beamed on stage and verbally blogged his way through the day's news to cheers from a normally mute crowd. It's Representative Tom DeLay's last week in Congress, he told the wildly clapping audience, and ticked off his list of political highs and lows.

Even if I'd been offered a free trip to Vegas and $100,000 to play the tables, I'd have stayed home this weekend. Hopefully southern Nevada gets a nice rain storm on Monday to wash the residual slime into the sewer.

Update: I'm not usually one to bust on a persons appearance, but isn't the guy pictured (Taken from an Adam "Big Time" Nagourney suck-up piece) below the type of person you'd expect to see at a Kos convention? Note the high black socks, the Kos shoulder bag and the shirt with some pithy slogan busting on Bush.

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