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Countdown to Obama

People are already lining up in droves for the Obama rally tonight at Mac Court. Lawn chairs and blankets are set up all along the lawn in front of Esslinger. A guy is selling Obama “hope” t-shirts and probably making a killing.

I went down to the ASUO controller’s office and asked if the student government was shelling out any money for the event. It was hard to get a definitive answer, but I was told that no incidental fee money was spent that the controller knew of. We might request the purchase orders to verify all of this.

I also finagled my way onto the press list, so expect a write-up of the rally.

Here’s the Register-Guard write-up of the pre-Obama ballyhoo, complete with a lede about ASUO Senator Nate Gulley crying when he found out he was going to miss the rally. Wow, it must be real tough for Gulley, being stuck over in Hawaii on the student body’s dime to discuss “environmental racism” and all. My heart goes out to him.

Finally, here’s an article on Obama from The Onion.

  1. Olly says:

    “Barack Obama made Nate Gulley cry.”

    Well, that’s a point in his favour.

  2. J says:

    Bolt also misspelled Emily McLain’s last name.

  3. T says:

    Greg Bolt’s lede and nut graph are brilliant. In a very subtle, nuanced way, he makes Nate look like an absolute douchebag. And I’m sure it was done on purpose.

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