Friday, February 27, 2004

Trial Balloon Kevin Drum links to this anonymously-sourced piece from The Hill about Republican convention plans. Here's the key passage:
The source, a veteran official of past GOP conventions, said the 50,000 delegates, dignitaries and guests would watch off-site events on giant TV screens."Now, we'll go to the deck of the USS Intrepid as the U.S. Marine Corps Band plays the National Anthem," he said, pretending that he was playing the part of the convention chairman.

"Or, and this is a real possibility, we could see President Bush giving his acceptance speech at Ground Zero," he added. "It's clearly a venue they're considering."

There is zero chance of Bush's acceptance speech actually taking place at Ground Zero. But it's kind of frightening that even one person in the President's camp thinks this is an idea worth floating.

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