Scroll down for this morning's thread about John McCain's pick of Idaho native Sarah Palin as his running mate.
This is it, kids: Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial start of the political campaign season, the weekend when our friends and neighbors and co-workers start paying attention and making their choices. If you're not already signed up to work on the campaign of your choice, or at your county Democratic office, now's the time. If you're not talking with folks about why you're voting Democratic this year, have those conversations. (Thanks to John for reminding me about this great video, which premiered at the Frank Church Banquet last spring.)
Debbie Holmes has been working hard all summer to give Idahoans a choice in the 2nd District House race. Tonight (Friday) marks the grand opening of her office - yes, it's actually in the 2nd District! - in Suite 340 of the Alaska Building, 1020 Main Street in downtown Boise. Stop in anytime between 3 and 7 p.m.
An Obama-Biden Weekend of Action voter registration drive is happening tomorrow at Bronco Stadium, in conjunction with the first Boise State football game. Get details and sign up here.
Larry LaRocco, Debbie Holmes, and Walt Minnick - along with many other Democrats - will join the working people of Boise at the local Labor Day picnic, starting at noon at Municipal Park in Boise. Come on down and say thanks to some of the union folks who make the Treasure Valley work!
Next Friday (September 5) is the last day to register for the annual Women's Fitness celebration, which will be held Saturday, September 20. Plan to join Idaho Women for Obama as we walk in this fun event. More details here.
Of all the state legislative races on the November 4 docket, the District 14 House Seat A contest between Mike Moyle and Michelle Waddell may be the most critical. Help Michelle win so Treasure Valley residents can decide for ourselves what sort of investments we want to make in preserving our quality of life. Click here to learn more about Michelle and to volunteer for her campaign.
What else is happening this weekend, inside or outside of politics? Whatever you are up to, enjoy your holiday weekend, then get ready to lose yourself in the fall campaign. "This opportunity comes once in a lifetime ..."