Unity, NH open thread
[On the map, Unity is way the heck up on the top left; the ponies are way the heck down on the bottom right. Just sayin.]
Consider this your open thread for the bestest Unity Day EVAH, parsing of words, breathless stenography, numbing repetition of distorted narratives, et cetera.
I wonder if any PUMAs show up, and, if so, they'll get any coverage from our famously free press?
UDPATE WaPo actually covers the story (and I love the, er, demographics in the accompanying photo):
On June 8, the evening after Clinton conceded the Democratic presidential contest to Barack Obama, Mantouvalos organized a conference call with some 40 bloggers, political activists and other hardened loyalists of the New York senator's, in what became "a jam session of very intense opinion" -- about the party, its leadership, its presumptive nominee, the media. Five hours later, Mantouvalos, age "north of 35," had built a new Web site, JustSayNoDeal.com, which has become a clearinghouse for the renegade forces that are now confounding Democratic Party officials and Obama campaign operatives.
Using various metrics -- e-mails to JustSayNoDeal.com (125,000), databases of organizations involved with the effort, registrants to and hits on selected protest Web sites -- Mantouvalos estimates the coalition of more than 100 groups represents at least 10 percent of the 18 million voters who backed Hillary Clinton during the primary battle.
"This is not the usual reaction to an election loss," Mantouvalos said. "I know that is the way it is being spun, but it's not prototypical. Anyone who doesn't take time to analyze it will do so at their own peril."
UPDATE I just don't get it. Why would America "need [the Clintons] badly" when they're both racists, and Hillary called for Obama to be assassinated, just like RFK? I'd say American needs less of that, not more.
UPDATE Good news! The possum seal wouldn't have been on the podium.