Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Political Fun-draiser

I have an invitation to go to a fundraiser for Al Franken and watch the first Presidential Debates next Friday. I'm really tempted. It's only $100. Only a tank of gas for many people.

Franken is running against a-long-haired-hippie-freak-rabble-rouser-anti-war-protester-turned-Republican-for-political-expediency with whom I was in college named Norman Coleman, the junior Senator from Minnesota. I asked a friend if she wanted to go with me (she actually worked with Normy on anti-war stuff back in the day) and she expressed concern that another Democrat in the Senate was less important than a Democrat in the White House, and she needed to send as much money as possible to the Obama campaign. She has a good point, but I can't help but think it would be a fun evening with people I ordinarily would not meet.

After I posted the two paragraphs above, I got a request to post the information about the event, so here it is:

The First Presidential Debate

Watch it Live with
Al Franken
Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Please Join Hosts: Marylin Bitner, Nancy Harkness, Owen Husney, Lynda Keeler & Bob Merlis, Noah Mamet, Carla Olson & Saul Davis, Carole Shammas & Darryl Holter, Julia Sweeney

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Home of Carole Shammas & Darryl Holter
440 S. Mccadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020
[ View Map ]

Fan: $100/person ~ Promoter: $2300 (Co-Host Give/Raise)

Contribute online at
or for more information or to RSVP, contact Jordan Markwith at or (952) 548-6041.

Primary donations up to $2300 must be given by September 9th.

Thank you for your support of Al Franken's campaign and your generous
commitment to help increase our Democratic majority in the Senate!

If you can't make it to this event, and thus don't want a ticket
but would still like to contribute to Al's campaign, click here to do so.

Paid for and authorized by Al Franken for Senate

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