One of the downsides of being in a city that’s hosting a national political convention is the danger of “outrage overload.”
Protesters and would-be protesters are always looking for an edge against “the man.” There are usually plenty of actual transgressions during a convention to keep the news media busy documenting confrontation after confrontation. But it’s a delicate balancing act. Timing is everything. The intended audience needs to be interested.
Is it too early to begin the outrage?
In Minneapolis, anti-war protestors are , err, outraged that the city of Minneapolis would not grant them a parade license to have a protest parade during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
They said the city told them it’s too early to be granting parade licenses for the convention that’s still two years away.
And the Democrats haven’t even awarded Minneapolis the convention, yet.
The organizers are holding a news conference this morning, which will also document just how a slow news day it is today.