I’m over here reading the Observer‘s take on the Dem victory party. Something struck me as odd. It was this:
Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk and other local Democratic officials took the stage and led the crowd in triumphal cheers of “Yes, We Can!” and “Yes, We Did!”
I’ll be the first to admit that I’d had a few too many pint glasses of hope last night. I know how mistakes can happen. But State Senator Royce West up there leading the chant. DA Craig Watkins was up there, too. But Ron Kirk? He was in Chicago last night.
Update: The post has been fixed. You’re welcome, Robert.
Update to the update: On this historic day, what else should we be doing other than bickering about where Ron Kirk was last night? To set the record straight, Ron Kirk was not in Bishop Arts last night. Nor was he in Chicago, as Big Bob points out. He was, however, at Gilley’s. When I called Ron Kirk’s office to confirm his whereabouts last night, the woman on the phone said, “That’s weird. Someone else just called with that same question.” We’ll have to call this one a draw, Robert.