The nightmare is over. The most overcovered process story in the history of the Twin Cities has ended: bottom’s up, ye attendees of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
The theme of the coverage of the move to expand bar hours has been interesting — and incomplete.
GOP delegates can drink ’til dawn, the Star Tribune’s headline says.
GOP has more time to drink at convention, said The Hill last month.
Let’s go over the numbers:
Number of delegates to the GOP convention in St. Paul: 2,380
Total number of media members expected at the GOP convention in St. Paul: 15,000
By the way, here’s a toast to volunteers who showed up to work today on a new home for Sgt. Marcus Kuboy in Woodbury.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.