Thank you for providing a podcast of the weekly Democratic address. Where do you pick up the MP3? I asked the governor's staff where I could find it and they were unable to tell me.
I started this project after fruitlessly looking for an official source. As far as I can tell, my podcast is the first attempt to distribute and archive the opposition party's weekly response on the Web.
I pick up the audio from one of several streaming radio stations that run the speech each Saturday. One place you can hear it is C-Span Radio, which broadcasts the president's speech and the Democratic response beginning at around 2:50 p.m. Eastern.
A week after I began doing this in January, I received an e-mail from a staffer at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee who is working to set up a multimedia server for stuff like this.
I also have communicated with Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid's war room, a new "rapid-response" communications center for Senate Democrats that includes its own television and radio studio.
I've offered to help one of these groups produce regular podcasts, because it's frustrating watching Democrats struggle to get their message out without the bully pulpit of the White House, control of Congress, or its own house organ.