Barely Political, Almost Famous

If Washington D.C. is Hollywood for ugly people, the DNC is where it gets to meet its better looking half. A few of us (of the former type of Hollywood) were walking down Denver’s 16th Street Mall when I spotted a familiar face. “That’s Obama girl,” I said. She looked the part, with black leather pants and a yellow top. But she wasn’t dancing or lip syncing or flying or doing anything Obama girl is supposed to do. She was getting on the bus. 

As a murmur spread, she looked embarrassed and hid her face. Something tells me this is the one city right now where Obama girl can’t go outside without someone asking for an autograph.

How funny that people who spend all day coolly passing Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich, and Al Franken in the halls can suddenly melt at the sight of Obama Girl.

Others seen mingling: Wendell Pierce, Zooey Deschanel, Harry Shearer, Spike Lee, and Toby Ziegler . They’re easy to miss. Late Monday night, a Slate ster rode in a cab with Rosario Dawson – without even noticing it.