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Friday, June 09, 2006

Live from Las Vegas: Senator Barbara Boxer Speaks

Our keynote address over lunch today was given by Senator Barbara Boxer, one of the U.S. Senate's few progressive champions, who spoke to the importance of what we're doing to change the Democratic Party and change our country.

Some key lines from Boxer's speech:
"This convention is a testament to the notion that every single person can make a difference."

"We're facing a White House that is dangerously incompetent."

"If someone says that gay marriage threatens their marriage, then there's something wrong with their marriage." (Addressing Republican arguments that gay marriage threatens traditional families).

"If you really want to do something about marriage, raise the minimum wage!"

"You shouldn't worry about what other people think. Keep on doing what you're doing - it's working." (Addressing what the D.C. establishment thinks of the progressive blogosphere)

"You have awakened a sleeping giant in this country." (On the importance of the Internet).
UP NEXT: More panel discussions, the exibition hall is opening, and a few organizations (i.e. MoveOn) will be hosting meetings for bloggers.

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