The event (DNC08, digg stage in the big blogger tent provided by Kos of Dailykos) during which I took this photograph was of particular interest to me because Thom Hartmann (far left, standing) gently jibed Arianna Huffington (not in photo) for being late to the stage, in order to, as he said, "make an entrance." (Not necessarily verbatim.) When she did arrive, he noted that she smelled good (a comment on her perfume, I would assume). She jibed him gently back, noting that he had said nothing similar about any of the other panel members (or, specifically, David Sirota, seated next to Thom, that [Thom] had not noticed [David]'s cologne). And Thom, quite surprisingly (or, if you're familiar with him, and his m.o., quite unsurprisingly), responded that she was right!, he'd been sexist in noting these things. It was very nice to witness. Thom *is* as thoughtful and progressive in person as he pretends to be in his public persona. I appreciated the exchange very much. Especially given the preponderance of overt sexism on display in the run-up to the '08 election by public figures.
(Also, Paul Krugs is a genius. Natch.)