Editor’s Note: This item comes unadulturated from the Associated Press at the Democratic National Convention.
rent asunder _ over chairs, football
By DEVLIN BARRETT
– There wasn’t blood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention
on Tuesday night, but there was a deep scratch, and maybe some bruising.
Chick, the controller for the city of Los Angeles,
was sitting with California
delegates when she grabbed an Associated Press reporter’s arm.
man just took my chair, knocked into me, look at this!” she said, showing
a bright red nick on her arm, and then pointing to her ankle, which she said he
had stepped on.
in question, who would not identify himself, said: “I am a Clinton delegate and these
Obama delegates are mistreating us,” prompting groans and eye rolls from
those seated around him.
furious but said she will handle it.
he does it again, I’ll kick his” rear end, she said.
love to talk about how great their own states are, but they will admit, when
pressed, which are the worst states.
allowed that California
was best, of course. But when asked which state was worst, pondered a minute
and said: “Alabama,
I guess, I just have this feeling that there is lingering prejudices there, but
maybe that’s totally unfair on my part.”
delegates easily picked out the worst state.
definitely. It’s a good thing they didn’t seat us near them,” said Rick
Neal of Columbus, Ohio, citing the great rivalry between the
two states’ premier college football programs.