Update, Monday morning: Click here for today's full schedule and highlights for the rest of this week. For TV coverage, tune in to C-SPAN (all day), CNN (starting at 4 p.m. Mountain), MSNBC (starting at 5 p.m. MDT), PBS (6 p.m.), and ABC, CBS, or NBC (8 p.m.). Michelle Obama will be featured speaker during the prime time coverage starting at 8 tonight.
It's Democratic National Convention Week! Alas, Red State Rebels is not heading to Denver, but we'll be linking to the Idaho bloggers who are. 43rd State Blues is the official Idaho blog in the Democratic National Committee's State Blogger Corps. We also expect on-the-scene coverage from New West Boise and Boise Weekly via Nathaniel Hoffman's Citydesk blog (which launched last week and is lots o' fun. Check it out). Here at RSR, we'll do the same thing we did in 2004: live blogging on each night's prime-time TV coverage, plus photos from the Thursday-night DNC watch party here in Boise.
Meanwhile, Brian Rich of the estimable Rich (without an "s") Idaho family of political activists has posted a video interview with Richard Hill II of Moscow, a delegate to the DNC, at his MTV Choose or Lose StreetTeam page. The Idaho Democratic Party website also has several delegate profiles, including interviews with delegates Kassie Cerami, Maj StormoGipson, ReBecca Suits, T.J. Thomson, and Jeanette Wolfley, as well as page Jessica Taylor. KTVB interviewed Kassie, T.J., and Jessica at the Boise Airport yesterday; see video here. If you know of other Idaho-centric coverage, please note it in the comments so we can keep tabs.
Just a few non-DNC news bites:
There are more than 220 comments so far on this post at Huckleberries Online over whether you're bothered by Hallmark introducing same-gender wedding cards. Bryan Fischer bullied Treasure Valley-area stores into not selling them. That's right: A white-bread company like Hallmark begins acknowledging the reality that two men or two women might want to marry, and Fischer and his fellow arbiters of morality simply can't abide it. It's hard not to suspect that Fischer may yet have a Ted Haggard moment, as seriously obsessed with gay men as he obviously is. There's more at MountainGoat Report and Left Side of the Moon.
Meanwhile, Idaho's economy is in the tank, and an extensive Page 1 story in today's Idaho Statesman says the national economy is to blame. So, will Idaho voters agree that it's time to change course away from wars of choice, repeated tax cuts for the wealthy, and Industrial Age energy policy?