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Blogging from The Bus 11/1

2007 November 02 - MikeW

1 JJ 1/1/07

Hello defenders of democracy

On October 30th we were at Drexel University for the Democratic Debate and had the best stop of the campaign thus far. The day started at 7:30 AM with our first live television appearance on the local Fox affiliate Channel 29 in Philladelphia. I have to admit I was bit nervous the few minutes leading up to the interview but thanks to Sheinelle Jones and the rest of the folks at Channel 29 the interview went off without a problem. We arrived on the Drexel campus around 10:00 AM and were directed to an excellent location directly across from the media circus just beginning to setup to cover the debate, everything seemed to be going perfect and then Philadelphia's finest showed up. They had been directed by the Secret Service that no one was to park on the street a block down from where the debate was going to be and after a short exchange between myself and one of Philly's finest we were persuaded that we indeed did need to move the bus. I got in touch with our contact at Drexel and he found us a spot just one block down and directly in front of the building where the debate was to be held that evening. You're now thinking why would we be allowed directly in front of the building where the debate was actually going to be and not allowed to park a block away...I have no ...

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