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Friday, December 02, 2005
YDA Conference blog - Day 1 Part 1
Greetings from Phoenix, where it's a delightful dry 70 degree and sunny day. The DNC Fall Meeting is in its second day and the YDA National Meeting is just getting started. The Governor (Dean, silly) is buzzing around as usual and the DNC Southern Caucus just had their morning meeting, closed out with some inspirational remarks from Rev. Romal Tune of the DNC's Faith-Based Program.
There's a lot of energy among the YDA conventioneers, here, and I hope the programs over the next two days give me some good strategies to bring back to Atlanta. My only gripe so far -- you know I had to have one -- is the way a number of our members use the "We're young and hip and the future of the party!" mantra to justify the "We're the dopes in the back of the room in jeans and t-shirts and sports jerseys, Mr. Chairman!" appearance. I'm not saying we all have to dress like robots, but c'mon, kids, for a joint convention with the grown-ups at the DNC, can't we limit our personal expression to a snazzy tie or flashy blouse? I feel like we'll have to sit at the kids' table at dinner like this....