Politics

An update on our Obama speech rejection letter

And stay out!

In an August 15 blog about my wife being rejected for Barack Obama acceptance-speech tickets despite having registered for them within fifteen minutes of former Denver mayor Federico Peña announcing, "It's first come, first served," I promised to eat some of my accusatory words if more positive e-mails arrived in my in-box or that of my twin daughters, whose names we registered under at a website that predated one launched on August 6. Well, my diet won't be supplemented by any nouns or verbs today. All I have to report on is more broken promises.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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