Midway through the evening the music was paused in order to hold a live auction.
Richard Morrison, the newly elected (and Democratic)
But he was late.
So he missed auctioning off a remarkable painting of Ted Kennedy smiling in the foreground with his two brothers looking down on him from over his left (naturally) shoulder.
He finally got there and finished the task, ending the auction with a framed black and white picture of Barack Obama in a thoughtful pose.
Then, quite unexpectedly Morrison went off script and shared with the party goers what it means to be a “lowly ground troop(er)” carrying out the Obama stimulus agenda at the local level. You don’t hear about this stuff in the news so it was actually quite . . . stimulating.
Anyway, I videoed the entire thing and its up at You Tube now. Or you can just click below.