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FROM 7 JUNE UNTIL 14 JULY 2004 (FILMING PHASE OF SERIES/COMPLETE)

the surface flow since the 10 "TV candidates" (CAST) were revealed
DURING THE FILMING OF THE SERIES -- JUNE 7 TO MID JULY -- THIS IS THIS SITE'S HOT SPOT.
THIS PAGE "IS ABOUT" . . . PERSISTENCE OF QUALITY ATTENTION THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT,
"JOURNALISM IN THE AGE OF GOOGLE" (ETC) -- NOT ABOUT "SPOILERS" & OTHER TRIVIALITIES.


NOTE: BOKE's DAILY EDITING OF THIS PAGE WILL CONCLUDE ON BASTILLE DAY (14 JULY 2004)
I.E., THE ACTION MOVES ELSEWHERE ON THIS BOKE/ACS PROJECT SITE. (NOTE: BASTILLE DAY ~ BOKE's BIRTHDAY:)

EXTRA EXTRA: 15 JULY 2004 - American Candidate DELETES ALL
CANDIDATE PAGES EXCEPT FOR THE CAST. [LIST OF ALL "CANDIDATES"]
(ALSO NOTE: BOB VANECH'S AmCan GOOGLE ADS VANISH)

EXTRA EXTRA: 19 JULY 2004 - American Candidate SITE SUBSTANTIAL
DESIGN ADJUSTMENTS
(e.g., "The Candidates" PAGE (BEFORE), and VIDEOS ADDED)

(ALSO NOTE: VANECH GOOGLE ADS REAPPEAR {smile} BUT "Bob Vanech" keywords -> NOT AmCan link)

KEY UPCOMING META EVENT - TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION (TCA) SUMMER
SHOWTIME's SLOT: 21 JULY (1:45-4:00 PM) AmCan: MONTEL, CUTLER, CANDIDATES...

[ PROJECT STEERING/STORY POINT: WILL TRUTH TRUMP BULLSHIT? {smile} ]

American Candidate TCA META NOTES

(+) Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall/NJ STAR LEDGER TV CRITICS - TCA BLOG
"... Some reporters are more than happy to plug away,

but for the rest of us, TCA serves as sort of a

stockholders' meeting for the entire industry,

forcing executives to face questions from

reporters and critics who, in theory,

represent the interests of viewers ..."

(NJ) STAR LEDGER: LIVE FROM L.A. IT'S PRESS TOUR TIME
(*) Terry Morrow /TN Knoxville News Sentinel ... is also covering TCA
(*) Charlie McCollum's San Jose Mercury News TV blog
(*) Michael and Celia Storey - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - BLOG
(*) Bill Goodykoontz - TV Tour Blog - The Arizona Republic
(*) Mark McGuire - Albany, NY - Times Union

JOURNALISM META: Carnets de journalistes
[SEARCH PHRASES]
TEMPORARY BLOGS PARTICIPATORY JOURNALISM
democratic journalism

NYU/JAY ROSEN PRESSthink GHOST OF DEMOCRACY IN THE PRESS MACHINE

(WE'LL [MAY] MOVE ALL THESE TV CRITIC BLOG LINKS TO TCA META PAGE SOON)

DO-IT-YOURSELF LATEST AMERICAN CANDIDATE NEWS SECTION
(MOST OF WHAT BOKE FIND'S COMES FROM CLICKING THE BUTTONS IN THIS SECTION)

CLICK FOR Google News SEARCH FOR "american candidate" SHOWTIME
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Blogs &
other Feeds
FEEDSTER BLOG SEARCH "american candidate"
BLOGDIGGER SEARCH "american candidate"
TECHNORATI SEARCH "american candidate"
LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOGLE'S BLOG SEARCH ... WHEN?
PURE (JUST)
American
Candidate

Blogs
American Candidate: The AmCan Sham
A KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CLEVER RANT ON THE CASTING "SCANDAL" . . .
CURRENTLY SINGING BROADWAY (EVITA) REWRITES? WHAT'S GOING ON?
NOTE: "The Musical" CONCLUDED JULY 4th ... VERITAS RETURNS... "TO FORM."
7/11 - LOOKS LIKE SOME MIX OF PROSE AND SONG NOW ... {smile}
NOTE: DUE TO "TOTAL NEWS BLACKOUT," NONE OF THE CAST'S
BLOGS ARE BEING UPDATED (AS OF 6/23) NOTE: SNEAKER's blog disappears 6/22, www.Mack4Gov.com gone 7/11,

SEE ALSO: AMERICAN CANDIDATE FRESH LINKS (FOR DEEPER THOUGHTS)

SPECIAL THANKS TO A SUPREME SOURCE OF HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE ... the mysterious Doctor Wunder. {smile}

(AND, SPECIAL "COMMENDATION" {smile} FOR PETA's MEDIA FOLKS FOR FLOODING THE NEWS FEEDS
WITH REDUNDANT, NONSTOP BRUCE FRIEDRICH REPORTS ) 21 JUNE (Mostly gone, for a few days now.)

"I don't go in for conspiracies,
opting for incompetence theories.
You know, people are basically incompetent,
and that is why things happen." Sumogirl

"SOUR grapes? OR FAIR gripes." BOKE
... OR MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE ALTOGETHER ... UN-BINARY-LIKE. {smile}

RE THE MEDIA ON IRAQ:
"Group think ...
OR ... Retardation?"
JON STEWART (THE DAILY SHOW)


edited by BOKE
... WHO HAS CROSSED PATHS WITH SUMNER REDSTONE 3 TIMES... ONCE IN A MOVIE THEATER RESTROOM. {smile}
REMEMBER THAT DOLGEN GUY? HE SNUBBED BOKE ONCE. NOW HE'S OUT. REMEMBER THAT. {bigger smile}
GOOGLE BOKE THE VIACOM SPY {grin} ... NOTE FOR THE CLUELESS: BOKE DOES NOT "COTTON TO" BULLSHIT.
SUGGEST YOU CUT IT OUT... OR YOU WILL EAT IT. NO JOKE. AMEN. {smile}
P.S. HINT: I.E.,
"THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED" IS BULLSHIT. FIND A NEW SLOGAN FOR AMERICAN CANDIDATE, SHOWTIME.
E.G., "THE SAME OL' SHIT, BUT GAYER." {smile} WELL, MAYBE NOT THAT ONE. I'LL BE THINKING FOR YOU: STAY TUNED!

UPCOMING META EVENT:
21 JULY '04 (LOS ANGELES)

Television Critics Association
(Montel and Candidates [and ?]
pitch the show ... and ...
answer questions
{smile})

"THE SEARCH... FOR"
THE FINAL DEBATE PAIRING
"... HAS BEGUN."
{smile?}

THE
TV-CANDIDATES

(AND THEIR "TOP SECRET"
BOKE [#923] CODE-NAMES) {smile}

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS:
The word "FINALISTS"
is BULLSHIT... BECAUSE
the word "finalist" implies
preliminary competitions
(or, at least, semi-serious
consideration of those
not invited to "apply"
by the producers).
I.E.,
CALL THEM WHAT THEY ARE ...
THE
"CAST" :



WHIMPY-WICKED
Bob Vanech (1 - Keene)
   NOTE: Vanech Google ads begin ~6/30/04
   NOTE: Vanech Google ads GONE 7/15/04
   NOTE: Vanech Google ads BACK 7/19/04
   NOTE: Vanech Google ads GONE 7/20/04
   NOTE: Vanech Google ads BACK 7/21/04
   "Exits" Santa Monica Meetup 7/25/04



SMART-AS-A-ROCK
Jim Strock (2 - Allentown)


PETA-BREAD
Bruce Friedrich


MIDNIGHT-SNEAKER
Lisa Witter


TOOT-POOT
Keith Boykin


+ WILD-EYED
Joyce Riley


* WUSSY-CHEATER
Richard Mack



WHOZE-YOU?
Malia Lazu



IN-THE-DARK
Park Gillespie
(THE "Average" ONE)


AND, FINALLY, PROTECTED BY A FORCE FIELD:
       POWER-PASS
(( Chrissy Gephardt ))
NOTE 7/1 - Anonymous email says
Chrissy was eliminated as part of Pre-Keene
competition (and Survivor-like vote)
BOKE SUSPECTS .. her people
realized the downside of AC ... and
helped "arrange" her elimination.
(Do you really believe she couldn't
have generated a crowd for comp. #1?)
IN ANY CASE: An anonymous
tip.
Is it true? Who cares? This
isn't "a spoiler site."
(More on
that later. Surprised? {smile})

OF COURSE having her eliminated
right away, gives the APPEARANCE
that "old-style power" isn't going
to control this game.

BUT THAT'S BULLSHIT ... given who else
is in the game. (yada yada yada).

* One source implies MACK lost at
Charlottesville. (Searching to confirm.)

+ RILEY is the likely loser in NYC.


CLICK BELOW FOR A LIST OF
ALL THE CANDIDATES
(i.e., all "the applicants" and "the cast")

KNOWN LOCATIONS
(0) (RESPECTIVE HOME TURFS) (6/7-8)
(1) Keene NH (6/10-13)
(2) Allentown PA (6/16-17)
(3) Charlottesville SC (6/20-21)
(4) New York City (6/24-25) [?]
(5) Washington DC (6/29+)
(6) Philadelphia (JULY 3-5)

POSSIBLE-to-PROBABLE
UPCOMING (IF ANY MORE) LOCATIONS

Denver (7/10) Montel has to be there
  but he might just fly in

Los Vegas (early CraigX ad)
END OF THE ROAD/AFTER
Los Angeles (7/21) For TV Critics.

BOKE's BOTTOM LINE:
TV PRODUCERS MAY
CERTAINLY CAST
WHOMEVER THEY DESIRE.
... HOWEVER ...
THEY SHOULD NOT PRETEND
THEY DID SOMETHING MORE
THAN THAT, WHEN THEY
CLEARLY DID NOT.
I.E., CUT "LE" BULLSHIT...
AMERICA DOES NOT NEED
ANY MORE OF THAT.


IMAGE/LINK: el candidato de la gente
ARGENTINA
2002
SOURCE: La TV sale en busca de otra cámara (Marcelo Stiletano, for the Nation)
... el destino de un programa cuya estrategia queda clara desde el principio: aquí es la política la que queda sometida y subordinada a las reglas cada vez más estrictas del reality show.

No por casualidad los 16 "finalistas" parecen responder a la misma lógica ...

... una tarea cuyos resultados finales parecen haber respondido mucho más al trabajo de un equipo profesional de c asting.

[COMPUTER AUTO-TRANSLATION]

... the destiny of a program whose strategy is clear from the beginning:

here it is the policy the one that is put under and subordinated to the more and more strict rules of reality show.

Not by chance the 16 "finalistas" they seem to respond to the same logic ...

... on a task whose final results seem to have responded much more to the work of a professional equipment of casting.



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AmCan NEWS
DAILY EDITING ENDED 14 JULY 2004
(THERE IS NO "NEWS" REMAINING TO BE TOLD UNTIL
SOMEONE WINS THE DEBATE/VOTE AT THE END.)
TODAY'S THE END OF
American Candidate
NEWS TID BITS

WED 14 JULY 2004
(BOKE's BIRTHDAY/BASTILLE DAY)

BOKE/ACS META NEWS
Google "banishes" BOKE's
American Candidate home page
www.boke.org.uk/ACS from
the Google index. (Yes and no. More elsewhere.)

AmCan SITE NOTE: The "for-entertainment-only" "SUPPORT ME" counts (that caused so much confusion -- and skullduggery) are now gone.

BLOG: "What if they all lose?"

(Early pre-SUNDAY) New York Times (retransmit of Reuters info)

REUTERS retransmiting itself {smile}

MSNBC echoes release (without the errors)

BBC NEWS ... picks up the press release ... and STARTS GETTING THE FACTS WRONG. Hmmm "Arizona school teacher" ... "Las Vegas venture capitalist." Guess again. {smile} We need to start a whole new page for "sloppy journalism."

TUES 13 JULY 2004

Zap2it TV News - Version of announcement

REUTERS first to transmit a version of AmCan release

(APPEARS ON THE AMCAN SITE/NOT YET IN THE NEWS)
AMERICAN CANDIDATE OFFICIALLY RELEASES THE NAMES OF THE CAST

BIG NOTE:
The viewers will get to VOTE "during" (?) the LAST TWO EPISODES. (IMPLICATIONS!)
(PRINTABLE PDF FILE OF PRESS RELEASE

AMCAN SITE NOTES:
(MAY EFFECT AmCan GOOGLE)
DARK PARK moves to top of CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHTS ...replacing TOOT POOT who moves to bottom of 3 ... LAZU off. SNEAKER at #2. AND VANECH'S BILLBOARD IS BACK "CENTER STAGE"

MON 12 JULY 2004

NOT QUITE NEWS BUT ... PONDER THE MEANING OF "REALITY-TV": WHAT IS IT? ASKMEN.COM - MONTEL said in an interview: "... I go back further and say the evening news was the first reality TV show ... the day we showed the president's brain being splattered on the back of a car was the day that America saw its first reality TV and the day it demanded more. BOKE NOTE: This is a very "un-useful" conflation of realms. LUMPING the actual murder of a president into the same category of the "contrived/fictional" "reality-tv" games of "Survivor," "The Apprentice," and "American Candidate"... is the kind of thinking that illustrates something very bad about "the average American's" ability to think -- if we take Montel as an example of speaking for "the average American" -- which in his role as successful (award-winning) talk-show host -- he his.
CLARIFICATION {smile} Montel is not as stupid as this sounds. It's just that there's an "anti-intellectual" sloppiness -- undisciplined half-ass quality to "the American mind" at this moment in history.... which is the cause of all our problems.
BOTTOM LINE: IF MONTEL thinks the Kennedy assassination ...
WAS "reality TV" ... it's clear he's AmCan WINDOW DRESSING of the silliest possible kind.

SUN 11 JULY 2004
www.Mack4gov.com disappears from the web? {smile} Yep. Luring a candidate out of a campaign for governor of Utah ... with a reality TV show offer ... was a casting faux paux extraordinaire ... and technically against Utah law. About time you got rid of this blatant little dot com reminder. (NOTE: Could be temporary, we'll check it for a few days.) LATER: Yep. It's back online. {grin} Erased "evidence" can be worse than no evidence. {smile}

SAT 10 JULY 2004

(RUN DATE 7/8 - APPEARS 7/10) Kari Neumeyer - WOMEN'S ENEWS: Reality TV Features 4 Women in Presidential Race (acknowledgement of casting controversy - AmCan Sham)

FRI 9 JULY 2004
MEANWHILE IN THE REAL WORLD Chrissy went to the movies ("DeLovely") this week with her parents

A REPLAY OF THAT BULLSHIT ABOUT the teacher's honesty keeping him off the show Here's the much more likely "real" story -- Looks like they had a slot (i.e., a casting slot) for ONE average American. School teachers fit that description (and, by the way, that's a pretty good pool to choose from). They looked at TWO of them. They CAST the one most suitable. Most or least honest was very unlikely to be the deciding factor. This is, however, the kind of crap that journalists like to write. (This comment may also be BULLSHIT, but it is much more likely to be the truth than the story in the newspaper. {smile}) (Hmmm I see he claims to have sold a screenplay. "Average American" indeed. The bullshit just gets deeper and deeper. {grin} Honesty, my ass.) LINK: "Honest" Teach

TOOT POOT's column from 6/24 appears on more gay market sites Help Elect Me on Reality TV
Help Elect Me on Reality TV

RE PHILLY: ADVISORS to American Candidates "stolen" from the Mayor {smile}: "So just how good a political adviser is Mayor Street's senior aide, Shawn Fordham? Is he, say, better than Dan Fee, a former Street campaign spokesman who might rejoin the mayor's team as a media consultant?"

THURS 8 JULY 2004
(NJ) STAR LEDGER: LIVE FROM L.A. IT'S PRESS TOUR TIME
"... Some reporters are more than happy to plug away, but for the rest of us, TCA serves as sort of a stockholders' meeting for the entire industry, forcing executives to face questions from reporters and critics who, in theory, represent the interests of viewers ..."

July 16 Meet-and-greet Chrissy EVENT cancelled due to Chrissy being called back for additional "American Candidate" shooting (fundraiser for Alex Wan, who is running for the District 57 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives) ... but she'll make it there for the July 17th event, limited to 10 people. For $250 per person

(FRESH OLD NEWS) LOOKS LIKE DR. EVIL LUNTZ did an American Candidate focus group in Washington, too. NOTE: Even Evil Luntz thinks Bush is going to lose in November... {smile}


WED 7 JULY 2004
(CONTEXT) NEW CUTLER/FX REALITY IN THE PIPELINE: Cutler's new "Masterpiece" - Now searching for a "young artist" to chronicle their rise to fame. Ah, art ... another concept/cultural role Cutler can defile with bullshit. {smile} (Let's see ... first get a safe lawyer-vetted malleable proto-artist, then get "experts" to coach them on how to be an "artist" ... add PR expertise ... edit footage ...) I.E., DOCUMENTARY about the professional packacking of a "casting choice" (more about the culture-deadending tyranny of the "professonal" class as time permits)
TUES 6 JULY 2004
experts on the youth vote talk about how to build turnout (MALIA)/NEWSWEEK
MON 5 JULY 2004
Philadelphia - focus group with that vile minion of Satan Frank Luntz (You don't get a focus group with Luntz, you get a subtle push poll. That piece of shit defiler of America, democracy, God, everything ... will do well to never cross my path.) 7/7 FOLLOW-UP: Participants in the "focus group" had to sign a "non-disclosure agreement."
SUN 4 JULY 2004
NOTE: IT APPEARS (link shows up in Google News around 8 AM PACIFIC, but reference deleted) Lazu's folks sent out a second press release in Philadelphia. But it's gone now (from US Newswire database) HOWEVER {smile} ... Yahoo! News has a copy.

Philadelphia Inquirer (Michael Klien)
[MONDAY - 5 JULY - TOWN HALL]
American Candidate - Showtime's new political-reality series - will be at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall for a taping at 4 p.m. tomorrow. It's a town hall with the contestant "presidential candidates." It's free to watch, but e-mail amcandphilly@yahoo.com to hold a place.

SAT 3 JULY 2004
PHILADELPHIA (?)
Malia Lazu - Press Release

(Reality or Disinformation {smile}
License to ignore "total news blackout"?)

 
Today (July 3)
4-6 p.m. - Melrose Diner, 501 Snyder Ave.
5:30-7:30 p.m. - 4th and South Streets

July 4
11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Penn's Landing, Seaport Museum
2-4 p.m. - 21st and the Parkway at the Multi-
  Cultural Festival
5:30-7:30 p.m. - Rittenhouse Square 

OVERLOOKED PIECE (6/19) ON ALLENTOWN (by BILL WHITE - non-"real reporter" {smile})
FRI 2 JULY 2004
CHALLENGE: MAKING POLITICAL COMMERCIALS IN DC. (RE: 6/29/04)
Johanna Neuman - LA TIMES ARTICLE RE: Survival Still the Game (subscription required) Very positive spin on conservative (school teacher) Dark Park. "A natural." ... Meanwhile Toot Poot bought the wrong suit. (Pin Striped? Yikes!) Sneaker votes against her own face (in profile) -- but needs the shot because her close-ups are too ugly. {grin/ROFL}

Liz Sidoti - AP (FREE) Version of DC Story - with Bruce, Chrissy, Malia, Sneaker, and Park NOTE: Journalist says "Cutler, who directed 'The War Room'" -- which isn't true. Cutler did not direct it. He "produced." DA Pennebaker, Chris Hededus, and Christopher Hugues directed it. (More on shoddy journalism ... and unenlightening documentaries ... later.)

RETRANMISSION OF SIDOTI IN UK - THE GUARDIAN

THUR 1 JULY 2004
TOOT POOT NEWS
PRIDESOURCE.COM: 7/1/04

"Gay activist and author Keith Boykin, a former special assistant to President Clinton and president of the National Black Justice Coalition. Boykin's partner is his "campaign manager," meaning that they'll be the first gay African-American couple featured on a reality series. "American Candidate" premieres August 1 on Showtime."

20+ GOOGLE NEWS ITEMS
WITH THE SAME TITLE:

"Montel Williams Pushing Medical Marijuana"
(Ah, the RHETORICAL VALENCES of that title.)

WED 30 JUNE 2004
Whimpy Wicked Bob Vanech began buying "american candidate" Google ads And ain't that cute...
he's paying for the "boke" keyword (and "last american candidate," too) {smile} (That's the smartest rhetorical move ol' Whimpy's ever made in his wicked, power-mongerin' life. {Googlishious grin})

MEANWHILE on the Santa Monica American Candidate Meetup Board the member "AC Producer" has gone into hiding ... Perhaps because of this month's only agenda item... by anonymous. {smile}

FOR EARLIER NEWS & NOTES
SCROLL DOWN

AS OF 23 JUNE 2004,
TV-CANDIDATES THE CAST
CAN NO LONGER BLOG INFO
DURING SHOOTING PHASE
IF BOKE GET'S BUSY ELSEWHERE {smile} ALSO CHECK:
(NOTE: NEWS BLACKOUT FOR CANDIDATES AS OF 23 JUNE )

Wild-Eyed Riley's
AmCan Supporter Info Page

(DELETED)

OR TOOT POOT's Blog {bigger smile}

OR Mack4gov.com (GONE 7/11/04 -
Finally figure out there's something wrong
with that "4gov" thing? {serious smile})
LATER: It's back. No comment. {smile}

7/21/04 - Reference to American Candidate removed.

OR Sneaker's blog(GONE)
People are starved

for politicians to listen to

their views and be able to

be part of the process.


FROM SNEAKER's blog ... before it
was deleted 6/22/04.
6/22/04 INTERESTING ...
Lisa's SNEAKER's blog has just disappeared.
(NOTE: Joyce Riley supporters were making comments there
so the deletion might be partly in response to that...

6/23 BUT NEWS BLACKOUT SOON AFTERWARD

OR Park's Dark Place
6/22/04 - Last night's mention of New York City,
has disappeared

OR PETA-BREAD's Lair {grin}

OR WHIMPY's GREASE PIT




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LAST STOP (JULY 3-?) - PHILADELPHIA

PREVIOUS STOP (TUES 6/29) - WASHINGTON DC
(According to Johanna Neuman - 7/2/04 LA TIMES -SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)
(To make political commercials. MENTIONED: Sneaker, Toot, Dark)

AMCAN WAS LAST SEEN HEADED FOR: New York City (6/24-25) (99% PROBABILITY)
Now ... they may be playing games in a studio at the moment,
but before too long they'll have to get that pretty bus out of the Showtime garage
and move on out across America ... and we'll surely hear more news then. {smile}
Yep. We already know where you're going... 'cause we're dang good "spies." {grin}

UPCOMING - FACING/SELLING THE TV CRITICS:
21 JULY 1:45-4:45 PM
PROBABLE LOCATION: Westin Century Plaza Hotel and Spa - Los Angeles Room
(Showtime's time slot for panels and pitches for...)
The Television Critics Association
- summer press tour.

SOURCE The Futon Critic: TCA Sets Cable Portion of Summer Press Tour
TIME TO GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT, CHILDREN. {smile/no joke}

"Cut the bullshit and
Embrace the impossibility
of what you attempted."
EDIT to fit NEW FRAME.

(Dear Showtime Execs responsible ...
This note is NOT just for Cutler.)
{helpful smile}

RHETORICAL QUESTION: USUALLY "CREDENTIALED JOURNALISTS" CAN BE TRUSTED ... NOT TO ASK "THE WRONG" QUESTIONS. (That's what "professonial" means. {smile}) IS THAT GOING TO HOLD TRUE ... IN THIS CONTEXT? {smile} WE SHALL SEE...


BIG PICTURE CONTEXT: The Iraq Mess (Don't call that crap a "war") came to be because of BULLSHIT-SPOUTING LEADERS .. and BULLSHIT-SPREADING MEDIA. We're not in the mood for more BULLSHIT from someone who should know better... Especially on a network that even has a show that debunks "BULLSHIT!" as its theme.
I.E., Come clean, Cutler, and you may yet save your reputation.
{smile/no joke}
American Candidate: The Revolution Will Be Televised - BULLSHIT

TO PONDER AMIDST THE IRONIES:

Which is more
BULLSHIT?
{playful BOKE-smile}

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Joe Trippe
(Duh!) DOCTOR WUNDER HAD TO POINT
THIS OUT TO BUSY BOKE {smile}
POINT / COUNTERPOINT {smile}
"Let's not let our political activity be limited to a reality tv show."
TOOT POOT
"I was like, yo, this is tv, Bernie, and that's how it is. People suck like lemons when it comes to political activity. Most will limit their political activity to a tv show. It's a fact."
STEVEN FULLWOOD


29 JUNE 2004

SMOKING GUN BULLETIN

YESTERDAY, THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR WUNDER
UNCOVERED A COPY OF AN EMAIL ON THE INTERNET
IN A PLACE BOKE WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT TO LOOK.

SOMEONE CONNECTED WITH "AMERICAN CANDIDATE"
HAD SENT IT TO INFORM SOMEONE THEY WERE
OUT OF THE RUNNING... AND WHY.

FOR THE MOMENT, WE WILL PROTECT THIS
PERSON'S CHANCES FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT
IN REALITY TV BY PARAPHRASING THEIR NOTE
SUFFICIENTLY THAT IT CANNOT BE GOOGLED.

Dear [someone who sent us a tape], (NOTE:
NOT ONE OF THE "APPLICANTS" ON THE WEBSITE. THIS PERSON
WAS APPARENTLY DEEMED WORTHY OF A STRAIGHT ANSWER.)

...
[The American Candidate powers that be]

[have shifted trajectory]. [Sadly] [they are

now inclining toward] professional politicians.
...

27 JUNE 04

TOOT-POOT Sneaks One
Past The News Blackout
{smile}
Is Showtime Giving Boykin More Slack ... and Special (Google) Promotion?

TOOT POOT GETS A MESSAGE OUT (24 JUNE)
CONFIRMS NEW YORK
"The winner becomes the "front-runner," while the loser faces elimination."

BOKE NOTE: SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR BOYKIN (& Campaign Manager / GAY COUPLE)
CLICK TO: Google american candidate
NOTICE THAT Candidate 960 (BOYKIN) is always indented under americancandidate.com (This is due to a link to his page being first on Candidate Spotlights where he remains ... day after day in prime position. Some may remember that BOKE has a special distaste for "special promotion" on the American Candidate site. {smile})

LOOK: A gay president is COOL with me. THE PROBLEM ... is the rigging of the game in favor of one candidate ... to fit a marketing angle. It appears that Showtime's marketing is now highlighting their Gay programming. It would seem reasonable they'd love to see Boykin make it to the end of "the story."

Did the producers extend the poll closing time by 15 minutes in Charlottesville to allow some people (they knew were coming) to show up to vote for one of the Candidates? I don't know if that's why. And that's a problem. I have no reason to trust the producers aren't rigging the game. Why would they change now? {smile}

Showtime has a problem. They need the news blackout ... but they really need their "most targeted" audience ("SO GAY") to be marketed to during the blackout. Will we see more "leaks" for TOOT-POOT? {smile} We'll be watching.

NO SIGHTINGS SINCE LEAVING CHARLOTTESVILLE.
Perhaps they're taping in a studio...
Perhaps the plug has been pulled...
{smile}
We're searching for signs of intelligent life...


SEE ORIGINAL PHOTO AT LOPER'S SITE
The American Candidate Bus ...

entering a wormhole as it leaves

Charlottesville ...

MORE Charlottesville FOLLOW-UP
AT George Edward Loper's site:

(Loper AmCan Index)

BOKE-SELECTED SAMPLES OF INFO FROM LOPER COVERAGE:
25 JUNE 2004


"...the decision the afternoon of the vote to extend the time the polls would close from 4 to 4:15 pm."


"So they were calling us, before they came here.
And when I asked the producers, 'what do we get out of it?'
I stopped getting phone calls."


(FOR MORE RELATIVELY UNHAPPY COMMENTS {smile}
FOLLOW LINK BELOW TO ...)

Dave Sagarin PHONE INTERVIEW WITH Joe Szakos,
Executive Director of The Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) ... "a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives."


COMMENTS BY Participants in Sorensen Institute's College Leaders Program [who attended] Charlottesville Town Meeting (20 JUNE)
"the College Leaders Program, an intensive, month-long leadership program that teaches college undergraduates who are completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year at Virginia colleges or universities about Virginia government, politics and public policy challenges." (The Sorensen Institute For Political Leadership - UVA)


BOTTOM LINE:
TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE ...
SPEND SOME TIME AT GEORGE EDWARD LOPER'S SITE
(LOPER FOCUSED LOTS OF GOOD QUALITY ATTENTION ON AC'S VISIT TO HIS TOWN... THIS MAY BE THE BEST COVERAGE OF "THE PROCESS" "ON LOCATION" WE WILL EVER GET... THE KIND OF CARE THAT DEADLINE JOURNALISTS CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE.) AMEN. {smile}

NOTE: Ignore that Joe Caulfield thing, though. (He's a villain, sort of) {smile/no joke}

P.S. I now have a sense that Charlottesville is kinda cool...
in a "Nip/Tuck" kinda way. {grin} I had no idea... before this. Thanks to George Edward Loper. / BOKE

NOW Searching FOR: Who lost in Charlottesville?
(WHO DIDN'T: TOOT-POOT, DARK PARK ...)

23 JUNE 2004 - MACK could be loser in Charlottesville
Liberatian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarick's siite
says "Joyce Riley who is the last Libertarian survivor
in "American Candidate" (Implies MACK lost in Charlottesville)

(Is this a mistake? Or has the writer heard something?)
6/24/04 (FUN) UTAH LIBERTARIAN INSIGHT -
Did Showtime break Utah Law? {smile}

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23 JUNE 2004 - HEARD ON THE ...
AmCan MESSAGE BOARD

Are you saying we can't make a difference?.............damn! I knew it, what a waste of time........I'm going where I can really make a difference .......... TV Land ........... bye, bye ......johnny

23 JUNE 2004
IN NEW YORK CITY ... IT'S (GAY) PRIDE WEEK (JUNE 20-27)
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CANDIDATES THURS-FRI (24-25)

SEND NEWS TIPS TO news@boke.org.uk
(SEND IT IN RHETORICAL VERSE -- HAIKU or LIMERICK -- AND SEE YOUR
REPORT HERE - E.G., "EARL YOUNG" VERSE DOWN BELOW RE: KEENE)

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23 JUNE 04 - AmCan "TOTAL NEWS BLACKOUT" in effect.
{smile} Will Viacom pull the plug with the lights off?
We'll put on our night-vision goggles... Stay tuned. {grin}
MEANWHILE SEE George Edward Loper's site
for MORE Charlottesville PHOTOS and COVERAGE.

23 JUNE 2004
RE: THE American Candidate "TOTAL NEWS BLACKOUT"

GEORGE EDWARD LOPER
in Charlottesville ...
LOPER SAYS: "Is this restriction
of flow of information
the commercial equivalent of
what we have seen from the
White House? Will the series
now turn to embedded reporters
to get their message across?
Guess we will have to wait
and see..."
RHETORICAL VERSE
BY "EARL YOUNG"

Blackout Commentary Haikus


The recent blackout
Has been the rule all along
Contractually

Certain Dems and Reps
Have broken silence for gain
To mobilize troops

Dirty politics
Goes well with shady show biz
Let's hope justice wins

RJ's spirit shines
A man of honor and pride
Will do the right thing
Crystal Ball Haikus

The format changed

From Apprentice to Big Bro's

For the first five shows


Post August airing

Expect some forced pairing

Running mates from foes


In the end you'll see

A returned democracy

Ryan Seacrest style

21/22 JUNE 04 (MIDNIGHT TIME) Dark Park and Toot Poot say (on their sites)
New York City is NEXT (Thursday/Friday).

"Montell Williams told us the show was meant to get young people involved and interested in politics again, but from what we saw from the poor production staff and the quality of the "candidates," I doubt many young people will watch the show or even be interested by the lackluster personalities [of] the candidates."

SHAWN HEALY
Shawn is President of the Radford Young Democrats and a Summer 2004 Sorensen Institute participant.
Virginia Young Democrats Blog
20 JUNE 2004

21 JUNE 04 - SEE GREAT NEW UVA PHOTOS!
on George Edward Loper's site
  COVERAGE OF 20 JUNE

SEE FULL (Hi-Res) UVA BALLOT at LOPER's SITE

21 JUNE 2004 American Candidate MEETUP NOTE:
THERE ARE ONLY TWO MEETUPS THAT HAD 5 RSVPs (THE REST AUTO-CANCELLED)
Washington, DC & Milwaukee, WI

FOLLOW-UP / D.C. - SOME RSVPs retracted this morning. (4 people left at 3 PM EST)
LOCATION: Ben's Chili Bowl, 1213 U Street NW, Washington, DC

FOLLOW-UP / Milwaukee 5 RSVPs HOLDING FIRM {smile}
LOCATION Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI

NOTE: Only 7 members. 5 voted for a venue. 5 RSVPs. NO "Can't make its"

I.E., Milwaukee wins the prize for Most Faithful AmCan Meetup (Or something) {smile}

WITTER'S SCHEDULE at UVA FROM SNEAKER'S BLOG
Monday June 21st Schedule

Cell: 310-490-3801 (It's a good idea to call
confirm our location). We need volunteers!

8:30 to 9:30 In War Room at UVA Campus,
Zehmer Hall

10:00 to 10:45 The Fountain at Barracks Road
Shopping Center (Voting Location)

10:45 to 11:00 Travel Time

11:00 to 11:45 Forum at the Charlottesville
Free Clinic, Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County
Office Building

Noon to 2:45 Central Place at Downtown Mall
(Voting Location)

2:45 to 3:00 Travel Time

3:00 to 3:30 Sorenson Institute at New Cabell Hall,
Room 311

3:30 to 4:00 Old Cabell Hall (Voting Location)

20 JUNE 04 - WITTER CAMPAIGN
SAYS SHE CAME IN SECOND IN PA
(SEE Sneaker's blog)

20 JUNE 04 - NEWS FROM TOOT POOT's BLOG {smile}

"We're in Charlottesville, Virginia ...
Anyone with a valid driver's license (from any state) can vote...

There are three voting places:
(1) The Fountain at Barracks Road Shopping Center,
(2) Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia, and
(3) Central Place at Downtown Mall."

REPORTORIAL HAIKUS
by "Earl Young"

Bruce, PETA & Keene

Way back in old Keene
Bruce was spotted in public
Only on his phone

Other candidates
Spent time pressing palms
As was required

But calling PETA
Rather than meeting Keene-men
Got Bruce dials and smiles

Lisa & Keith

All day and all night
Lisa and Keith wore badges
"Kerry for Prezzy"

Without shame or strength
Candidate votes traded well
Kerry marches on

20 JUNE 04 - SEE UVA COVERAGE on George Edward Loper's site
Jim Strock NOT in photo in Charlottesville
(And no Chrissy, of course. {smile} Maybe she will teleport in.)

NOTE: ON MONDAY 6/21 SEE Charlottesville's "The Daily Progress" for an AmCan report
21 JUNE - I see no report online. Perhaps what they promised is only on printed paper.
FOLLOW-UP ... WELL, HERE's Loper's copy/version?, I think (I'll have to verify what this is.)
17 JUNE 2004
NEXT american candidate BUS STOP:
(SUN-MON) 20-21 JUNE 2004
University of Virginia Center for Politics
THEME:
Social Issues
15 JUNE - BLAIR HAWKINS - ADVICE FOR AMERICAN CANDIDATES
"The essay is a collection of advice for the American Candidates, drawing on the experience of a native of Charlottesville, who ran for local office twice on the power of the message alone." .... "All speech is rhetoric"

EVENTS SCHEDULE [subject to adjustment]

JUNE 20 ".....The theme of the Charlottesville episode is social issues, so the events will focus on that aspect of politics. The debate on June 20 will take place in Old Cabell Hall at 1:00pm. The event is free and open to the public--advance tickets will not be distributed. I think they would encourage members of groups or organizations to sit together and cheer on the candidates or issues that they identify with during the debate. The format itself has not been completely finalized, but it is possible that some of the debate questions will come from members of the audience.

On June 21, the day is being separated into two segments. The first is comprised of 3 issue-based forums, lasting about 45 minutes. Each forum is mandatory of 2 or 3 or the remaining candidates (to be selected by the producers), and the topics are Abortion, Gay Rights, and Affirmative Action. These forums are also open to the public/groups, but we are also taking steps to make sure a broad range of views are represented, and thus an informative dialogue takes place. Time and location information will follow as it is finalized.

The second part of the day on June 21 will be geared toward enabling the candidates to meet as many groups/individuals as possible. Not only to gain "votes," but to develop their issue positions and find out how real citizens are affected by the issues. To this end, we are encouraging groups to put together their own gatherings for the candidates to attend. While we can't guarantee that candidates will attend, they are in a position where they need to accumulate as much support as possible to avoid being "eliminated" from the show, and therefore they will be doing their best to meet as many people as possible on Monday. Since the show is not live, the voting will be done exclusively by individuals in the local area. An alternative to putting together an event, would be to offer the candidates an opportunity to stop by a local office or party headquarters during a window of time, where they could meet and talk to a few folks--maybe a couple of hours in the middle of the afternoon. Also important to note is that voting ends at 4pm on June 21...."

Matthew Smyth
Director of Communications
Center for Politics University of Virginia

SOURCE: George Edward Loper's site
In a phone conversation with Reannon Peterson, Assistant Manager of Vegan Campaigns, we learn that PETA has previously used their membership rolls to make phone calls in support of Bruce Friedrich's candidacy in New Hampshire and in Pennsylvania to respond to 'American Candidate' challenges (June 18, 2004).

And, according to our sources, individuals in our area have begun to receive automatically generated membership voicemail phone calls from President of PETA Ingrid Newkirk encouraging people to attend the Charlottesville town meeting for 'American Candidate" in support of Bruce Friedrich.

18 JUNE 2004 / FOSS FARRAR / THE ARKANSAS CITY TRAVELER

JOYCE RILEY (after surviving Allentown elimination):

"I want to say, 'Thank you' to all my hometown supporters
including Creekstone (Farms Premium Beef), Radio Shack
and Country Mart...

I'm asked to say something to the people back home,
my eyes tear up every time."

17 JUNE 04 RE ALLENTOWN - APRIL HELMER - THE TIMES EXPRESS
"New incarnation of political theater takes stage in Valley"

NOTE: Some details of positions being argued. Conflict of positions.

17 JUNE 04 RE: ALLENTOWN - BY ROMY VARGHESE (THE MORNING CALL)
(LISTS SAME 8 CANDIDATES) (PHONE VOTE ENDS AT 4 PM (THURSDAY 17th) {smile}

16 JUNE 04 RE: ALLENTOWN - TED WILLIAMS (THE MORNING CALL) INCLUDES VIDEO
LOOKS LIKE VANECH IS OUT

1-877-RUN-91xx, (in the area code for there)
The candidates are, by number:
15 -- Lisa Witter of Seattle, Wash.;
16 -- Park Gillespie of Charlotte, N.C.;
17 -- James Strock of San Francisco;
18 -- Joyce Riley vonKleist of Versailles, Mo.;
19 -- Keith Boykin of New York;
20 -- Bruce Friedrich of Norfolk, Va.;
21 -- Malia Lazu of Takoma Park, Md.;
22 -- Richard Mack of Provo, Utah.
Oh ... and Chrissy not here either?

16 JUNE 2004 - ALLENTOWN PHONE VOTING ENDS THURSDAY MORNING AT 10 AM (EASTERN)
(according to a Mack supporter on the American Candidate message board)
NOTE: THE ONLY ONLY TELNOS FOR VOTING I'VE SPOTTED ON THE AmCan BOARD ARE BY MACK SUPPORTERS
SOME BAD INFO APPARENTLY - news above says until midnight. (OR {smile} the rules changed, again.)

16 JUNE 2004 (FROM 14 JUNE) RE KEENE EVENTS
KEENE RESIDENT'S BLOG (WITH PHOTOS):
LORIANNE SCHAUB - HOARDED ORDINARIES (BLOG) JUNE 14
That's Reality
"Yesterday
an infestation of "candidates"
was strolling the Square
looking for "votes," ...

(NOTE: She's a writing prof with an expertise in "Creative Nonfiction")

16 JUNE 2004
"DEBATE" {BOKE-smile}
RESOLVED: UVA Center for Politics Should Be Ashamed of Itself
for getting in bed with "American Candidate"

RE: SUNDAY 20 JUNE EVENT AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINA
SOURCE: George Edward Loper's site

IN THE AFFIRMATIVE
6/14/04 DAVID RePASS OPEN LETTER TO PROFESSOR LARRY SABATO AGAINST
UVA CENTER FOR POLITICS GETTING MIXED UP WITH "AMERICAN CANDIDATE"

VS
IN THE NEGATIVE
6/15/04 RESPONSE TO DAVID RePASS BY Alex Theodoridis
IN DEFENSE OF UVA PARTICIPATION WITH "AMERICIAN CANDIDATE"
(Senior Advisor, UVA Center for Politics)

15 JUNE 2004 (FROM NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 14 JUNE 2004)
LOWDOWN (COLUMN) BY LLYOD GROVE - SUBSECTION "The briefing"
NOTE: GROVE CLAIMS A LOWDOWN EXCLUSIVE ON
NAMING STROCK AND GILLESPIE AS CANDIDATES.
{smile}

EXCERPT
"Real or fake?: Let the people decide - which they will do, presumably,
starting Aug. 1, when the 10-week Showtime reality series "American Candidate"
? presents a Bizarro World presidential campaign for voters who can't
abide the more prosaic contest between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry.
I hear that a couple of heretofore unnamed candidates, which Lowdown
herewith exclusively identifies, are San Francisco entrepreneur James Strock
and North Carolina schoolteacher Park Gillespie."

15 JUNE 2004 (FROM KEENE SENTINEL 14 JUNE 2004)
KEENE - LONG ARTICLE BY BENJAMINE YELLE -
"Rally yields political fallout"
($2.50 subscription required)
NOTE: LINK ABOVE FOR article has sign-in for subscription ...ONCE YOU SUBSCRIBE,
you will be able to follow this link to the article. BUT you'll have to subscribe, then
come click this.(OBVIOUS TECH NOTE: The KEENE subscription/link is not well-designed.)

Randy Filiault
KEENE DEMOCRAT ...
(City Councilman)
Owner of The
Railroad Tavern
RE: The American Candidates
who came to Keene ...

Filiault and O'Donnell also
said the candidates didn't
seem prepared to answer
tough questions about
their platforms.

"I don't think they've rounded
themselves enough," Filiault said.

"They're not going to B.S.
their way around us.
"

O'Donnell said the candidate
failed to answer tough questions
about health care, an issue she
finds very important.

She said most of the people
at the house party knew more
about national issues
than the candidates.


Kathlene O'Donnell
politically active MOM,
KEENE DEMOCRAT,
Attorney

KEENE TEEN SAYS: "I think it's really neat."

15 JUNE 04 BOKE NOTE (PROBABILITIES): IT WOULD SEEM ... the only way
to play this out ... and keep "the secrets" somewhat intact ...
is for ALL of the 10 (except Chrissy, of course) to participate throughout the
entire course of shooting. I.E., No one is "going home" after "losing."
SO ... the only things we'll learn over the next few weeks, are
locations and tid-bits ... Probably. {smile} BUT, something
very much unexpected may come to pass in that time. We'll be watching...
... and bending reality {smile?}

13 JUNE 04 NEWS FROM KEENE from a "fictional" journalist? (actor?)
(whatever they are, the piece is UNSIGNED by author)
writing in the Keene Sentinel ... Here are "The Keene 9" + Chrissy = 10

Bob Vanech,
Malia Lazu,
Keith Boyton,
Lisa Witter,
Richard Mack,
Joyce Riley,
Park Gillespie, ("Journalist" said Clark Gillespie)
James [Jim] Strock
Bruce Friedrich.

(BUT CONSIDER THE "INSIDE" SOURCE) {smile}

13 JUNE 04 RE: KEENE
(603 AREA CODE) AMERICAN CANDIDATE VOTING
PHONE POLLS CLOSE AT 4 PM (Eastern) TODAY (SUN 13)

13 JUNE 04 - RE: JUNE 20 EVENT (UVA) Charlottesville University of Virginia Center for Politics

On Sunday, June 20, 2004, the Center for Politics will host the aspiring candidates,
at Old Cabell Hall on the historic grounds of the University of Virginia. University ,
Professor and Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato will co-moderate the event,
along with the American Candidate show host [Montel Williams].

13 JUNE 04 (from 6/11) AmCan in Allentown on Wed. 16th (FRANK DELVIN -THE MORNING CALL)
  11 AM NEWS CONFERENCE with Montel - Allentown's Calo Building at 97 N. Front St.
  One Candidate location: The Federal Grill.

13 JUNE 04 - THE SATURDAY RALLY IN KEENE GIL BLISS - THE UNION LEADER

4-minutes speeches.

7 CANDIDATES COMPETED ... CHRISSY DIDN'T HAVE TO PLAY TODAY.
"Cutler said she was not competing in that phase of the competition."

SUNDAY UPDATE:
 + county Democrats, 2 p.m., at 2 Eagle Court;
 + Republicans, 2 p.m., at 27 West St.;
 + veterans, local police and fire, 11 a.m., at Railroad Tavern;
 + antiwar activists, noon, at Central Square;
 + Swing the Vote group, 11 a.m., at Railroad Square.
Dean's Joe Trippi is hired gun for the day (to advise).
(And we know how good his advice to Dean was, don't we.
Dean had rotten strategic rhetorical advice.
How fitting Cutler would hire an incompetent advisor.) {smile}

12 JUNE 04 - RE SUNDAY IN KEENE (13th) Cheshire County Democrats

NOTICE AT CHESHIRE COUNTY DEMOCRATS SITE:
This Sunday, June 13, Showtime's The American Candidate will be
be making the rounds at Cheshire County Democrats' Headquarters, 2 Eagle Court, Keene
(the former Dean for President Hq.) to meet the actual Cheshire County Democrats.

They will be there from 2:30 to 3:30; it would be great to have people there -
the more the merrier! So come see our Hq., drink some iced tea and lemonade,
eat some cookies and enjoy the company!

11 JUNE 04 - WMUR CHANNEL 9 - Keene Readies ...for Reality"
BOKE NOTE: Media says "five days" to [press the flesh]
REALITY: (1) WED Fly in, THUR (?), FRI(?), SAT RALLY , SUN Meet groups, Dinner
WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE: Skip the wrong-headed pre-elimination ...
Spent the week in press-the-flesh... building toward BIG RALLY/VOTING on SATURDAY.

11 JUNE 04 - LARRY BONKO - Virginian Pilot -
Looks like Fredrich survived elimination Tuesday... (Was in Keene Thursday.)

10 JUNE 04 - ANN OLDENBERG - USA TODAY - REALITY TV FAQ
NOTE: Bruce Friedrich says he is sworn to secrecy for two years.

10 JUNE 04 NEWS FROM KEENE, NH (A WEEKEND, NOT A WEEK, IN KEENE)
50 people associated with "American Candidate" are expected to be in
Keene for the weekend staying at the E.F. Lane Hotel downtown.

SATURDAY JUNE 12:
RALLY 1PM RAILROAD SQUARE:
Speak and then the candidates will "work the crowd" to drum up votes.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Candidates meet with local groups (unspecified).

SUNDAY JUNE 13: (EDITED 12 JUNE)
Choice of (or "the rounds"?)
(1) Keene house party,
(2) Military veterans at RailRoad Tavern 11am-1pm,
(3) mystery group. (Cheshire County Democrats)
SUNDAY NIGHT: Dinner at The Pub restaurant.

10 JUNE 04 Candidates arrived in Keene Wed 9th
NOTE: Says "12" (repeating the previous noise, most likely).

09 JUNE 04 AmCan "Finalist" JOYCE RILEY Survives First Elimination - Heads for Keene

08 JUNE 04 - Montel Williams to Host

08 JUNE 04 BLOG: Lisa Witter GOES TO KEENE (GONE 6/22/04)

07 JUNE 04 NEWS FROM KEENE, NH -
SAT. JUNE 12 EVENT - 1 PM - WHERE: Railroad Square
(IF RAIN: Keene College - Brown Room)
MC: Keene Mayor, Michael E.J. Blastos
Candidates will be asked questions about their political platforms.

SUN. JUNE 13 - Candidates will meet with local community leaders.

BEGIN: 7 JUNE 2004


THIS PAGE WAS STARTED AS THE "FINALISTS" [CAST] WERE BEING SLOWLY REVEALED.
 1. Bruce Friedrich, 2. Bob Vanech, 3. Joyce Riley, 4. Keith Boykin, 5. Richard Mack,
 6. Lisa Witter, 7. Chrissy Gephardt, 8. Malia Lazu 9. Park Gillespie 10. Jim Strock
USE GOOGLE NEWS TO REHASH THE DETAILS OF THE FIRST CHALLENGE AD INFINITUM {smile}
WE'RE LOOKING FOR WHO MADE IT TO KEENE (THE ONES NOT ELIMINATED IN THE FIRST
CHALLENGE ... THE ONE THEY BEGAN WITH, IN ERROR. (MORE LATER?/ELSEWHERE.)