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Down the Rabbit Hole at the RNC


In addition to their regular blogging, Tumblr convention correspondents are each writing a feature about the experience. Here’s Meg Lanker-Simons on attending the Republican National Convention last week.

Monday: Arriving in Wonderland

After cramming every passenger possible on board United Flight 741, departing Denver International Airport, the bored-looking flight crew began playing the instructional safety video. I settled in, hoping for an inflight nap. At the gate, I had quickly realized my plane might be carrying every single Republican National Convention attendee from the Rocky Mountain region, right down to the five elderly ladies in sequined, satin track suits in the requisite red, white, and blue. One of the women had even plastered on bright blue eye shadow and cherry red lipstick at the gate. “Because I’m American,” she explained to no one in particular.

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My long awaited summary is live! Enjoy kids!

— Meg

(Source: gov)

Filed under deborah bryant fred karger john mccain meghan mccain michael steele mitt romney paul ryan rnc election 2012 elections politics meg lanker-simons chris mohney jayel aheram bobby finger liba rubenstein longreads journalism gary johnson lawrence o'donnell chuck todd

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    actually perfect.
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    Enjoy this Gonzo-ish summary of the RNC, kids! Please, share and feel free to provide feedback. — Meg
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    meg’s wonderful summary of the RNC. seriously, check it out guys, she’s boss.
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    Meg is required reading.
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    You have to read this.
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