The press tables were arrayed in long rows along one side of the main Jefferson County Fairgrounds building where Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited today, and some of them were notably sticky, as if they're typically used for gutting pigs or other livestock-related activities. It was easy to tell which reporters were from Colorado, as opposed to those trailing Palin on a daily basis: The former seemed at least moderately interested in being there, whereas the latter looked like participants in the Bataan death march. When a Littleton Boy Scout troop brought in flags and led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance, and when Mary Lynn Wagner, a Republican House of Representatives candidate, sang the National Anthem, most of the reporters stood, but some continued to pound away at their keyboards. Later, one guy behind me spotted a girl holding a sign that read, "Teens 4 Palin." After a beat, he asked, "What about 'Unwed Mothers for Palin'?" and laughed -- proving once again that the press is made up of godless heathens. As if that's a news flash. -- Michael Roberts
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.