Napa DNC Delegate Checks In with Photos

Betty Malmgren, one of two Napa women elected as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, found a few minutes Wednesday to send us some photos and notes from Charlotte.

"Clinton tonight. Helicopters overhead, security tighter," writes Betty Malmgren of Napa Wednesday afternoon from Charlotte, N.C., where she and fellow Napan Joanne Gifford are serving as delegates to the Democratic National Convention. 

"Many memorable speeches last night, opening night," continued Malmgren, snatching a few minutes at a hotel computer to send us her photos and notes from the convention.

"Last night Michelle Obama was wonderful...had what was described as a 'conversation' with America. We saw her again this morning at the black caucus and she also spoke at the Hispanic caucus," Malmgren wrote.

"Lots of energy here, wonderful experience. Delegates and alternates got to sign the official nomination form for the President. 

"The California delegation breakfast has outstanding speakers every morning," including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Malmgren added.

Check back with Napa Patch for updates from Malmgren at the convention. 

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V_Therese September 16, 2012 at 02:12 AM
p.s. Yes, Mark is pretty much the jerk, but I do wish him serenity; and I wouldn't so much as harm a blade of his lawn because I disagree with / feel insulted by him.
Mark Mathews September 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Going to CNN, for opinions concerning religion? Oh, what a laugh! CNN apologizes for the violent actions of the followers of the (documented) murderous pedophile mohammad (small M on purpose) every chance they GET! And it was NOT a movie that incited those violent medievil imps - it was their very own Koran. Read it and learn the truth. I don't see a poster by the name of V_Therese on Page 18 - where IS that comment?
Mark Mathews September 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Oh, ouch! I've been outed by Belle! Yes, I hate everything, especially a cult that has, since it's very creation, caused wide spread terror where ever it finds roots. This is documented. I DO hate the the violent cult of mohammad, as should any thinking person who has researched the topic. The movie that did NOT cause the deaths of more innocent non-muslims was correct in the factual display of their so-called prophet, but they did it in a very moronic and low budget way - probably trying to get through to the simple minded folks, who still think there is a religious equivalent of the equally evil German Nazi party
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 20, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Mark's short on facts, as usual. Mark you would probably enjoy the CNN Belief Blogs. No moderator. You can be a s hateful as you wish. Call names, and make as many factually incorrect statements as you can type. :)
Jeffrey Wright September 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM
This is the only place he feels any sense of power in his life . How very sad ...


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