How to be a model DNC volunteer

"Sparkle, people! Sparkle!"

In case you’re jealous of those savvy Obama fans who volunteered to help out at the DNC (and thus increase their proximity to The Hopeful One), here's something that should make you feel better.

It’s an orientation video that a friend of mine was required to watch as part of her volunteer training. Actually, hundreds of people had to experience it live a few weeks ago. The video version -- more than an hour long -- is just for those who couldn’t attend the original training session. But it also provides us with endless cyber amusement.

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