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    Convention thoughts from Tom Webb


    Monday, August 02, 2004

    Viewer mail  

    Thanks to everyone in the blogosphere for their thoughts, greetings, corrections and amendments on my inaugural blog from the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

    One person corrected me on the title for Mary Beth Cahill. She's the campaign manager for the Kerry campaign, not a spokesperson, as I earlier referred to her. Mea culpa. This may be the Internet, but we still aim for accuracy here!

    Another reader wondered if our press area ever warmed up, once we'd duct-taped over every air conditioning vent in sight. Answer: yes! Score one for the do-it-yourselfers.

    Several readers added details about the Spinal Tap gang. One noted that Harry Shearer also appeared in a Godzilla movie, playing (if you can believe this) a bumbling reporter.

    One friend from college kindly observed that I hadn't aged much in the past 25 years. Evidently his Internet connection isn't very good. Another college friend made comments about the food in Boston. It's funny that conventions have a reputation for lavish buffets. My dining experience ran more toward soggy sandwiches and being charged $3 for a bag of M&Ms in the press tent.

    Several readers groused about the TV coverage of the convention. I haven't a clue about that. One good thing about being there: you don't need to listen to the TV commentators.

    Thanks to all who wrote.






    Tom Webb

    Tom Webb is the Washington correspondent for the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. He can be reached at


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