Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dead Congresswoman To Speak At Convention?

This is just random and irrelevant to Vegas but very odd/funny/weird. Here below is the breaking news piece posted on AOL from the AP right now. I'm posting a screen shot, which will enlarge to readable size if you click on it, because they will have to fix it soon. Here it is. See if you can figure out what's wrong...


Methinks the Democrats have enough drama in Denver with Hill, Bill and Barry. This woman is clearly a very, very good Democrat, but her death should interfere with her plan to be a superdelegate, don't you think?

6 comments:

gregoryzephyr said...

Officials from Barack Obama's campaign immediately issued a statement saying that while they are willing to let Hillary Clinton's delegates be counted, they are not supportive of allowing dead delegates to vote.

thomas said...

She's NOT dead!

Anonymous said...

She is dead, unfortunately. It looks like bad AP editing... They send out those updates to the lead paragraphs but sometimes forget to change things deeper in the article. Back in the last century, I used to have to retrieve AP articles for my work and you'd see these alerts that said "replace first 3 grafs with..." as they continued to update the reporting.

thomas said...

At the time I posted, her death had been reported prematurely. And Steve, I realize the snark was probably meant towards the article, but in the last paragraph you really seem disrespectful towards the tragic passing of a woman of great accomplishment and courage. I rarely comment on these things, but that last paragraph really seems so disrespectful and not the real point of the event. Especially the really unfortunate final question. That whole article really made me unhappy and disappointed, and I have come to expect better of you. Just one
regular readers opinion, but you really are better than that.

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

Hi Thomas: You're probably right. I was just bemused by the mixed-up reporting going on here. I didn't really mean to mock death.

thomas said...

I didn't think you did, and thanks for the response. Love your book by the way - thomas