Me with my camera. Boy, that thing does look a bit intimidating!
Dave and Dr. Stephen W. Hawking (or maybe it's Sal; I'm always getting those two confused!)
Kim and Aldon Hynes with Tessa Marquis. Kim made up those nice Virginia Tech ribbons that everyone's wearing.
CGG pins one of those ribbons to Dan Malloy.
Ned visits our table. It turned out that he did see me pack up my camera and leave while he was speaking at UConn last Sunday! I felt awful having to do that, but I was with the Kucinich people, and after Dennis finished speaking, they had to go right away. I didn't have any choice, so I packed up and left right in the middle of Ned's opening remarks!
Of course he noticed it (how could he have NOT? I was smack in the middle of the seats with my stupid camera and tripod, six rows back!), and he mentioned it to me last night. Ugh, was that awkward!
Ned received the longest and loudest ovation of the night; more even than Sen. Dodd. I kind of get the impression that the State Central people STILL don't fully appreciate how much real affection there exists for Ned within the party. For instance, Lieberman's name was STILL on the official program for the evening. I only wish they acted more decisively in condemning turncoat Joe Lieberman for betraying the Democratic party starting the day after the Primary. We might have had Senator Ned on the stage last night, instead of him sitting at a rather good table in the crowd.
Oh well, that's all water under the bridge. Joe Lieberman slept well last night I'm sure.