By the end of this week, we should know the identity of the
Twelfth Cylon Democratic Party's candidate for President. Meanwhile, here are some updates:
Fox: DNC panel approves Michigan, Florida delegate deal. 'Democratic leaders struck a long-awaited compromise over the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries Saturday evening in Washington, D.C., flying over objections from the Hillary Clinton campaign and agreeing to give both delegations half their vote at the party’s August convention.'
MSNBC: DP seats Florida, Michigan delegations. 'Democratic Party officials agreed Saturday to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes, ruling on a long-running dispute that has threatened the party's chances in November and maintaining Barack Obama's front-runner status as he moves closer to the nomination.'
Reuters: Democrats seat half of Florida and Michigan delegates. 'The votes sparked an angry outburst from Clinton supporters and loud cheers from backers of rival Barack Obama who packed a Washington ballroom for a raucous meeting on settling the controversy over the two delegations.'
As secretary of the Democratic National Committee, Alice Travis Germond will call the roll of states later this year when the party nominates its presidential ticket at its convention in Denver. She took note of that today as a member of the party rules committee that met in Washington to try to figure out if -- and to what degree -- the Michigan and Florida delegations would be part of that confab.
Germond noted early during the panel's deliberations that in her secretary's role, she looked forward to including the two states as she works her way through the roll call. But she was very careful with her language in discussing the dispute over the nomination contests that Michigan and Florida conducted in violation of DNC rules. ...
We'll have to wait until November to find out who ends up in command, of course. I'm thinking McCain should practice growling, and get himself fitted for an eye patch.