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The Republican Convention — Local Color

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Hey, all you folks back in Texas: it’s 60 degrees here. Eat your heart out. Overlooked tidbits from yesterday: * Seen outside the convention center: Two people wearing Bush and Cheney masks, wearing striped prison uniforms, being led around in chains outside the secured area. This being a Republican convention, the purpose was not to protest but to be entrepreneurial. People could have their pictures taken with the “president” and “vice-president.” A Minneapolis radio station did a Jay Leno-like man in the street interviews asking people near the Xcel center if they had heard of Sarah Palin. (This was in mid-afternoon, before her speech.) The most common guesses were “actress” and “country and western singer.”

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