Help me make it through the (day and) night

I'm so excited about this election, I've invited friends into my blog to keep me company. Plus: Palin on McCain: "Send him on his last mission!"

By Joan Walsh

Published November 4, 2008 12:00PM (EST)

Glenn Greenwald told you about this earlier: On this historic Election Day, I'm opening up my blog to some friends to help live-blog the events of the day and night. We'll be bringing you up-to-the-minute breaking news and events in War Room, but Glenn and I will be analyzing what we're seeing with some other great people, including David Talbot, Gary Kamiya, Digby, David Sirota and some last-minute guests. There will always be a live letters thread, and we'll look forward to bringing you into the conversation.

I'll also be checking in regularly over at Open Salon, where we have a team of live-bloggers from all the swing states – and California, too, where the anti-gay marriage Prop. 8 is, shamefully, too close to call. (Mayor Gavin Newsom blogged on it today.) Here's a list of some of our swing-state bloggers; it's not too late to join them.

If you're on pins and needles like me and you need a laugh, check out the last few "28 Attacks in 28 Days," and if you weren't on Focus on the Family's "Rapture Preparedness" mailing list, well, you can find out what you missed, before it's too late.

Update: In Reno, Nevada, Sarah Palin just told the crowd about John McCain, "Send him on his last mission!" That sounded so creepy to me, and I didn't think I'd heard her say it before. Googled it; no results, though McCain himself has made reference to a "last mission." If they're elected, trust me, McCain will need a food taster. What is she thinking? Or is it just me? Meanwhile, Joe Biden was on fire in Philadelphia, very moving.



Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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