from the Van Lieu household. I didn't think I'd get to see him....let alone shake his hand! I just thought I could see a bunch of hoopla which is rare in this rather quiet Daly City neighborhood. I showed up early and stood in the general public line which led to the High School Auditorium. Once inside, I had a seat about 6 rows away from where he spoke. First the Mayor of Daly City spoke then.....Kerry came out and I couldn't believe how close I was to a man who is very close to becoming the most powerful man in the world. He said a few funny things about Daly City, such as, "Y'know,...the last time a man name John came here from Massachussetts, they named the city after him", Referring to John Daly. Then he went on to say, "I don't ask that you do the same for me.....I just ask for a few votes......and maybe a free dinner at Westlake Joes". He also said, "I come to bring clarity to the nations foggiest city.....and look it worked!" making a reference to the unusually hot weather. During his speech, he seemed to look straight at me a few times. Then,...when the speech ended, I made my way up front and extended my hand out towards him and he shook it. John Kerry is the last man to shake my right hand. How 'bout that shit?
John Kerry at Westmoor High School......Whoooaaaa!!!!
A rare day in Daly City.....hot weather and presidential hopefuls.
The local media hasn't been out here like this since that kid shot the principal here.
The line full of bleeding-heart liberals.
The media comes to Daly
I look very tired.....I didn't get any sleep last night.
And then John showed up.....
Kerry answered questions from the audience. I could have raised my hand and asked him a question, but.....no deal.
This is about the point where I shake his hand.