The DNC has been a logistics task of epic proportions. And Obama’s decision, just days before the media walkthrough of Pepsi Center, to move tonight’s festivities across the Mighty Platte to Mile High Stadium, amped the volume of Debaclepalooza ’08 up to 11.
The point is that anybody whose job has something to do with making these trains run on time has been up against a challenge that’s going to look damned impressive on their résumés, assuming they make it through tonight with their sanity intact.
I want to name a couple names: Drew Brookie and Lindsay Levin (who’s bound to have a profile page somewhere, although I’m damned if I can find it – if you have a link will you post it for me?). As we’ve ramped up to the convention we’ve dealt with them and their organizing staffs on a number of occasions and their performance has ranged from “helpful and professional” on the low end to “ridiculously above and beyond the call” on the high. Our lives have been a lot easier thanks to these folks, and there’s no doubt that our ability to cover the event for our readers would have been compromised without them.
I don’t know what they’re doing once the big dance is over. But if you’re ever hiring and a résumé comes across your desk with one of those names on it, your search is over. Hire them and pay them whatever they’re asking.