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September 4, 2004
Red-Letter Day At The Fair

We had a real treat today at the AM 1280 The Patriot booth today, or I should say, a whole series of treats. The Northern Alliance had a couple of terrific guests and afterwards got together with some great bloggers from the Minnesota Organization of Bloggers, or MOB. (That's a perfect nickname, by the way ...)

Our first guest today was Senator Norm Coleman, who not only kept us well-informed about the election and his duties in Congress, but thoroughly captivated the large crowd that gathered in front of our booth. Senator Coleman talked at length about what's at stake in this election and reminded us that we need to stay active in order to get Minnesota to end its 32-year losing streak. He also revealed that he wants to add a blog to his website in order to facilitate communication with his constituents. Hey, Senator Coleman -- if you're looking for a blogger to run it, give me a call.

As always, Senator Coleman was gracious and kind, as was Congressman Mark Kennedy, who also spent a half-hour with the NARN gang. I was off air during that stretch, but I heard plenty of talk about how Rep. Kennedy supported the Bush administration's agenda, while his opponent, Patty Wetterling, hasn't spoken much about her policy stands. Make no mistake, Ms. Wetterling will present a formidable challenge to Rep. Kennedy this year, so if you're in his district, be sure to get out the vote on his behalf.

Finally, after the show we got a chance to hang out with a number of local bloggers, which was the perfect end to a great show. My notes on the attendees all went down with the laptop, unfortunately (damned Toshiba!), but you can see some pictures of the show over at

If you were there, we hope you had a great time! Don't forget that we'll be out at the fair again tomorrow from noon to 3, and we'll be streaming live to the Internet again. Stay tuned ...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at September 4, 2004 9:26 PM

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