We’re coming to you live from Yuma. As my brother pointed out, we are only about half a mile from the spot where Pedro Fages got into a cross-river game of the dozens with Quechan leader Salvador Palma back in 1781. In case you are curious: Fages’s nickname: the Bear, Palma’s: He Who Wheezes.
No word on whether Fages challenged Palma to a middle distance run.
There is already a wee bit of buzz about the senate race between Richard Carmona and Don Bivens. Being a former chairman, Bivens is here. He and a staff member are trying to sow doubts about Carmona’s Democratic Party credentials. The line is “do we know if Carmona is pro-choice?” They point to statements from a couple of George W. Bush administration officials when Carmona was nominated for surgeon general. It’s pretty thin gruel to be sure, but given Carmona’s lack of electoral history, it is probably one of the few substantive attacks they can mount with this crowd.
Anyway, I’m getting free breakfast from Bivens today. I can’t exactly give the guy too much grief this morning.
There are also a few activists talking up a Jan Brewer recall. I can’t see how something like that is feasable without some millionaire underwriting the signature gathering, but it’s out there.
I don’t think I’ll be live blogging. I’ll try to keep you up to date should anything interesting happen.