Monday, June 02, 2008
Note To Indiana Convention Center
One would think that the Indiana Convention Center would roll out the red carpet treatment for the Indiana Republican Convention today. Let's see, there was Gov. Daniels, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Secretary of State Todd Rokita, Attorney General Steve Carter, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, State Auditor Tim Berry, a couple dozen mayors, including Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and several dozen state legislators among the more than 2,000 attendees, not to mention CIB Chairman Bob Grand. Nonetheless, the convention center managers didn't think the event was important enough to bother opening up any of the concession stations. That's right. There wasn't a single, freakin concession stand open for business today. With lunch on your own, it was like being stuck in the middle of a desert for the day. I guess it would have been asking too much to expect them to turn the air conditioning up a little so you didn't have to sweat the whole day. So much for Hoosier hospitality.