Here we are: La Dems, the delegation that will represent you in Philadelphia in July. That’s me front row, second from left, in the white jacket and Bernie button. Just now we are busy thanking our lucky stars and making plane and hotel reservations, and some of us are raising money for the trip.

I’ll be joined by Ann Porter  –I am in the tiny picture, bottom left; she is on the right ( not politically, of course) —  in telling you the story of the convention as it happens.  And try not to believe the pundits. As the late Victor Schiro, once mayor of New Orleans, proclaimed, “Don’t believe any false rumors unless they come from me.”

That was a joke. Our rumors will be true.