Going to the Republican National Convention as a blogger never was really an option for me this year. But my friend and colleague El Presidente is on location and filing dispatches.
Hadn’t heard any complaints really until I flipped over to Pajamas Media and saw this report from Rick Moran:
Here on what is passing for â€œBloggers Row,â€ there is plenty of grumbling about the accommodations supplied by our hosts. Some descriptives are not printable. Most reflect a huge disappointment with the way the GOP has shunted most of the bloggers off to the side, far from the action, dispersed throughout a gigantic â€œPress Filing Centerâ€ where the working media comes to hook up to the net and file their stories….
…The dungeon that the GOP has put bloggers in this time around would be familiar to Torqumada and his buddies who made the Spanish Inquisition such a great party. And the labyrinth one has to navigate to find the darn place would tax the abilities of a carrier pigeon….
The Spanish Inquisition … really? No one on Bloggers Row must have expected to be placed in this sort of dingy conditions. I thought the Convention would be more focused on Sarah Palin, but for some bloggers it seems that visions of a red-cloaked Michael Palin are more prominent:
On the other hand, this is the picture snapped by El Presidente:
I’d be interested to get our Colorado correspondent’s take on the RNC’s blogging accommodations.