by Mark Silva
Just in case you have broken both ankles or they are predicting 18 inches of rain in your neighborhood on Saturday -- or if you are in any significant way invested in the hopes of Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House -- C-SPAN plans to provide live coverage of the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting.
This is the one where one-half does not necessarily equal 50 percent, but where Barack Obama has promised to go "more than half way'' in accommodating Clinton in a resolution of the disputed convention delegations of Florida and Michigan.
Should the party revert to one of the options that it had all along -- denying Democrats in the two big and pivotal states half their delegates to the presidential nominating convention in Denver this summer for holding their primary elections in January, contrary to party rules -- the senator from New York could come out of the weekend meeting with a few more delegates. But not all that many.
Clinton, who carried Florida's uncontested party primary in Florida, and who appeared unchallenged on the Michigan ballot, is shooting for full representation.
The outcome of this somewhat arcane proceeding -- which will carry import far beyond the mundane resolution of a rules-battle -- will be broadcast live from the famous Marriott Wardman Park Hotel l in Washington, starting at 9:30 am EDT, Saturday.
OK, so the hotel's not famous.