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July 31, 2008

The possibility that I’m going to the RNC convention in Minnesota…

just plummeted.

By the by, whose bright idea was it to kick off the convention on Labor Day Monday?

Posted by Karol at 06:00 PM |
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“10 Mbps (Dedicated) – $850.00″
If all the bloggers split that and the cost of a tech to show up with a hub and an assload of Cat 5 cable (ahem) the cost won’t amount to much per blogger.
I promise not to expense my booze bill.

Posted by: Oschisms at July 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Cellular access is the way to go. Unless, of course, a bunch of bloggers can purchase a 10Mbps dedicated line and then share it using a wireless router. Type 802.11N connections are fast and secure.
PS. Your own anti-spam tool doesn’t like yahoo accounts.

Posted by: RonL at August 1, 2008 at 1:36 am

I know the GOP is hurting for cash but this is just absurd.

Posted by: Von Bek at August 1, 2008 at 5:37 am

Ah, no big deal now that I think about it. I mean even Tom Cole seems to think his candidates should stay away from the convention.
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/run-against-the-gop-cole-tells-hopefuls-2008-07-31.html
Money quote:
The NRCC chief discouraged candidates from attending the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, saying that spending days there would be a

Posted by: Von Bek at August 1, 2008 at 9:44 am

Karol — ah, take the Special Press credentials and just skip the blogging. It’s what I plan on doing! (Just kidding, in case the RNC is tracking this…)
Let me know if you do head out there. I’ll be wandering around trying to work a Huckabee campaign staff reunion…

Posted by: Claudio at August 1, 2008 at 10:47 am

I thought the story said the media filing center was open to bloggers and they wouldn’t be charged to use it.

Posted by: Shawn at August 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm
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