Wednesday evening

I ran into M.E. Sprengelmeyer, covering the convention for the Rocky Mountain News, who summed up the Democrats’ gathering last week to St. Paul:

“This is, after all, the boyhood home of the late Charles Schulz, the man who gave life to the hapless cartoon character, Charlie Brown.

“If Charlie Brown were around today – and he does appear in statue form in every corner of the city – then perhaps he would be able to summarize the community’s convention experience in just a single word.


“They’ve had an unprecedented hurricane delay, protests and street fights, smashed windows and bashed police cars, attacks on elderly delegates, mass arrests, mixed results at local businesses, a teen pregnancy controversy, a canceled presidential visit, and little actual politicking.”