Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hill 4 Pres

The local office of her campaign I pass most nights just as the lights come on. "Hillary for President" is painted on one window in red, white, and blue, but they didn't block it out beforehand and the word "president" shrinks and drops dramatically between the "P" and the "T."

The rest of the windows are lined with taped-up campaign rally signs. At least three-fourths of them are union signs, with logos and acronyms as prominent as the candidate's name. AFSCME, pipefitters, electrical workers. Inside, bending over the phones, are a few lean and scrannel fellows, pale as library lights. They look like they never laid pipe in their lives.