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    Convention thoughts from Tom Webb


    Monday, July 26, 2004

    Garrison Diversion 

    Humorist Garrison Keillor gave the Minnesota DFL convention delegates their first reason to stand and cheer, when he delivered a brief why-I'm-a-Democrat chat at their Monday morning breakfast.

    "It's going to be a great year for Democrats, and you and I will make it so," Keillor said.

    "It's one thing to grasp power in order to do favors for one's friends. It's quite another thing to speak to the conscience of the country, and to serve the common good.

    "The Democratic Party is the last group of people in the country who believe, truly, in the common good and we're going to go out and serve it this summer."

    The DFL delegates loved it, standing and cheering.





    Tom Webb

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