On Thursday afternoon over the lunch hour two young women were observed on Nicollet Mall passing out small cellophane packages, each stickered with this blog’s address and containing a blue silicone bracelet embossed with “Think Blue – 11/04/08.” In the course of about 15 minutes the two passed out more than 200 bracelets and then vanished into the crowd.
Was it a bit of political street theater to promote unity among Democrats?
A shameless promotion of this blog?
A counterpoint to the GOP operatives who were set up in the Crystal Court of the IDS Center soliciting volunteers for the upcoming convention?
Yes, yes and yes. But…like everything in my life, how those two women came to be at that spot with those bracelets is a story that once again illustrates why my wife’s signature is required for any checks over $200 and why my mother used to send notes to my friends asking them to remind me to wear shoes.
I’ll make it brief.