DC Is Electric. I'm At Kamp Kobe....


Flying in and talking to people at the airport last night there was an electricity cracking in the air. Change and hope have come to pass and Obama is at the helm. I doubt Washington would be buzzing with..cough...cough..John McCain taking over.

I'm at Kamp Kobe, Jane Hamsher's place and it's alive with excitement.

Here at Kamp Kobe, it is a hotbed of glamor and bipartisan camaraderie, as you can see in the photo above. In fact, we never knew we had so many friends. John Amato from Crooks and Liars got in last night, as did Lisa Derrick of La Figa. Marcy Wheeler arrives today, and we all intend to party like rock stars tonight at the Netroots Nation blogger ball that FDL is co-sponsoring. (Fellow DC resident Spencer Ackerman will also be covering the inaugural festivities.)

I also learned on Morning Joe that a ticket for the HuffPo party tonight at the Newseum is worth two Super Bowl tickets which gave me a moment's pause, but then I realized that since I had no idea who was playing it probably wouldn't be a meaningful trade.

Anyway, today we'll be going to the Daily Voice party that CommonSense Media is sponsoring, honoring Reverend Joseph Lowery and others (very excited about that). Tomorrow night I'll be beaming back pictures, tweets and whatever my Treo will handle from the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball (the "hottest ticket in town"), at least until somebody thinks the better of it and throws me off the guest list.

I can't wait to meet up with my peeps at the Netroots Nation party tonight before we head off to Arianna's. I'm trying to give C&L readers a feel of what's going today. It's unbelievable and everybody is a bit amped up waiting to party on. I've been talking with Beth Broderick, who writes over at Huff Post and she too is feeling the anticipation of tonight's events. I'll do my best to post from here, but it might be tough. Oh, and it's really cold...


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