In late July, after the Republicans have howled and beat their chests and retreated to their various lairs, we Democrats, including those of us from Louisiana (La Dems) will gather In Philadelphia. Cable news pundits will be watching; eyes, ears and cameras alert for scandal, and not above making things up.
But as they breathlessly speculate about whatever they can think of, I will make it my business to let our party faithful know what’s really going on. From the inside.
We will, of course, discuss how best to achieve party unity, end corruption, and vanquish Donald Trump. We will also discover that when we ask for a subway, they’ll point us to a tram, and if we want a foot-long sandwich, we should ask for a “hoagie.”
We will observe four (currently scheduled) Bernie Sanders demonstrations, and may scratch our heads remembering the 100-naked-woman demonstration at the Republican convention.
We may notice that the City Hall building with the William Penn statue atop it is no longer the tallest edifice in the city, and if we look at this statue while it is raining hard, we find ourselves reminded of the controversy about who uses what bathroom. (It’s an optical illusion. We should keep our thoughts to ourselves.)
We will, in the end, prevail. Send me, Elizabeth B. Scott, as your Bernie Sanders Delegate to Philadelphia, and I will let you in on the details.