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The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Peggy Cu­sack, chief of staff of the 2008 Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion, wrote a rather in­trigu­ing email to her staff Aug. 26 sum­ming up day one of the Den­ver pro­ceed­ings, which in­cluded speeches by Sen. Ed­ward M. Kennedy and Michelle Obama.

“Great job guys! One down, three to go!” she be­gins, then makes th­ese points, among oth­ers:

“1. Morn­ing co­or­di­na­tion meet­ing, we prob­a­bly don’t need one to­day, un­less any­one thinks we still might have out­stand­ing con­ven­tion is­sues that haven’t been ad­dressed yet?

“2. I think that con­gres­sional staffer made a ca­reer move when she ‘lost’ her boss’s park­ing pass. “3. I just spit cof­fee. “4. Who do you want to bet cries first?

“5. No, sir, we ac­tu­ally do not pro­vide food for pro­test­ers.

“6. Does any­one know where Mark Squier is? I just found his USSS ID — in the women’s re­stroom.”

A con­ven­tion pro­ducer, Mr. Squier is a me­dia con­sul­tant and strate­gic ad­viser to nu­mer­ous Demo­cratic candidates, hav­ing co­founded Squier/Eskew Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in 1991. A film­maker, he pro­duced the Emmy and Academy Award-winning film “The Blue Men.”

Ms. Cu­sack, when not pol­i­tick­ing, is manag­ing di­rec­tor of the Wash­ing­ton of­fice of Ren­dezvous Con­sult­ing Group. For eight years, she was the Clin­ton White House event plan­ner.

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