Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Sweet: Not far from the Chicken Ranch. Waiting for Barack.

| No Comments

obamakerryjan102008 At the Culinary Workers headquarters in Las Vegas before a canvass for Barack Obama. (photo by Lynn Sweet)

PAHRUMP, NV.--Waiting for Barack Obama to show up for a town hall meeting, in this town around 60 miles from Las Vegas and not far from Yucca Mountain (One would think Obama is going to say something about the proposed nuclear dump site; Nevada has been fighting it for years). We're also not far from the Chicken Ranch and Sherries, another brothel. I wonder who will get the Democratic brothel vote in the Saturday caucus.

The set-up here is a direct transfer from Iowa and New Hampshire. The campaign books a gym. The optics and the script are the same. The blue back sign that says "Change We Can Believe In." The yellow tickets with where-to-find your caucus info. A local county coordinator plays a quiz game about a caucus. Only thing different is everybody stood up and sang "God Bless America" awhile ago and a trio performed. The parking lot is full, a nice, not full crowd in the gym.

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets

Video

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on January 13, 2008 8:48 PM.

Sweet column: Obama, under media pressure, makes public some fund-raising events. Did not disclose fund-raiser with Gov. Patrick. was the previous entry in this blog.

Sweet: Clinton allies try to block Obama-friendly precinct voting in strip hotels. is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.