Debbie takes the vows


There’s converting and there’s becoming a priest.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is one of four people formally nominating Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to the presidency on Wednesday evening at the Democratic Party convention in Denver.

Wasserman Schultz, of course, was one of the more avid supporters of Obama’s rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)

True, you interject, but didn’t Hillary urge her followers to back Obama Tuesday night in what is already being dubbed as one of the most galvanizing ever convention speeches?

Yes, but Sen. Clinton is also being formally nominated Wednesday evening, a nod to the close race she ran – and Wasserman Schultz has opted out of that party. (Unknown at press time: Whether Clinton has asked her delegates to vote for Obama during the roll call Wednesday night. That meeting is taking place today at 1:30 or thereabouts.)

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