Thursday, August 28, 2008

What happened to Bill Richardson?

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Here's what the schedule was supposed to be:

Rear Admiral John Hutson (Ret.)
President, Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, New Hampshire

The Honorable Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico

Video – Changing The Course of Our Nation
John Melvin
Iraq war veteran from DeWitt, Iowa

Veterans Video and Remarks

The Honorable Chet Edwards
Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

Tammy Duckworth

But Edwards spoke after Hutson, then the video, then Duckworth. I asked Oreo on the floor, "did I miss Richardson"? A minute later Richardson was being interviewed by CBS, and we had a mystery.

Well the mystery's been solved:
"Giving even more Democrats and supporters an opportunity to hear from Governor Bill Richardson, his speech has been moved from this evening to a featured speaking slot tomorrow at Mile High. Because of such an enthusiastic audience response, the long-running schedule led the Democratic Convention to ask the governor if he would speak tomorrow and he graciously agreed. He will be speaking to 75,000 people and a nationally televised audience," said Democratic National Convention Committee spokeswoman Jenni Engebretsen.
Bolding is mine. At least the press release was honest!