Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday's presidential action ... and the return of NASCAR!!

Hey y'all,

Here's a breakdown of today's presidential action from east to west, courtesy of Citizen Jane Politics (

  • Louisiana presidential primary: This is a closed primary; independents will stay home. Picture ID is required to vote, and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
  • Kansas Republican caucuses: Participants must have registered Republican by Jan. 25th to participate, and caucusing begins at 10 a.m.
  • Nebraska Democratic caucuses: Voters can register at the caucus. Caucusing starts as early as 8 a.m. or as late as 7 p.m., depending on the county.
  • Washington State Democratic caucuses: Caucusing begins at 1 p.m. PST, and voters can register or change their party affiliation at the caucus site.

If I was covering elections for any of the major networks, I would have requested travel to today's most intriguing election site: The U.S. Virgin Islands. USVI Democrats began caucusing at 11 a.m. local time. Caucuses will take place at Gertrude’s Restaurant on St. Croix, in Charlotte Amalie High School modular classroom 2 on St. Thomas and at Julius Sprauve School on St. John.

I honeymooned in the USVI and was blown away by its beauty. Sometimes, in politics, you have to make sacrifices; I'm pretty sure I would throw myself on the altar to cover this caucus. IT would be worth the trip to be able to spend the time between network hookups trying to remember to drive on the left side of the road.

As if our usual election fun wasn't enough, tonight will feature the return of the NASCAR boys for the 2008 season ... FINALLY! Tune in at 7 p.m. CST for the Budweiser Shootout ... it's always a great time!