August 30, 2004
I went to the excellent National Review party tonight with my girls Lisa (btw, go wish her a happy birthday) and Jessica. It was insane. The place was wall to wall packed. I ran into my polling teacher from grad school. He was one of my favorite teachers and I’m not just saying that because I gave him the URL of my site. Though a Democrat, he was rocking a National Review hat and a satirical pin that said ‘Kerry is #1 (liberal in the Senate)’. It turns out he is friends with not only Rich Lowry but also queen of the New York rightwing party scene, Alexandra Preate.
Most of the convention bloggers were in attendance as was Evan (who is showing a film at the conservative film festival in Dallas that I’ll be attending in Sept.), Oschisms, Eric, Judith, Mary, Kevin, Michael.
I love the convention being in my city. All the regular rightwing events are on steroids, with more people than ever and a great vibe. I had my doubts about the convention being in the city, I thought that the protestors would be a downer but its been so great, the protestors are like crazy cousins who you tolerate but all the good times happen without them.