Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Ho Ho HO! (and I'm not talking about Ann Coulter)

Seems like Minneapolis jumped the gun a bit on wanting the 2008 RNC Convention in their city.... they're getting stuck with the bill.

Companies pressed for millions for GOP convention

Concerned about a "lack of production" pulling in donations toward the 2008 Republican National Convention, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and his allies hoped an intimate appeal to high-level business executives at the stately governor's mansion would shake loose more cash.

By Brian Bakst, Associated Press
The breakfast meeting was urgent and the list of invitees was exclusive.
Concerned about a "lack of production" pulling in donations toward the 2008 Republican National Convention, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and his allies hoped an intimate appeal to high-level business executives at the stately governor's mansion would shake loose more cash.

"We're looking for each Fortune 500 company headquartered in Minnesota to give at least $1 million; and some of you will be able to be far more generous than that," read Pawlenty's talking points for the June 6 meeting.


Let's put it this way. If they are any good at telling which way the wind is blowing, Govenor Pawlenty is looking at a steep bill for confetti & balloons.

4 Comments:

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Shadenfruede tooty.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I wonder if he's going to start singing "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to"?

Gosh, this is such a feel good story!

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous tireiron chef said...

So what is the money for and who is supposed to pay for it? I'm not clear on whether the governor is acting in his capacity as governor or as head of the Republican Party in Minn. Taxpayers, unfortunately, would pay for security and all that stuff, wouldn't they?

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Joe Veen said...

I don't think ANY money from the state or the taxpayers should go to fund this. Then again, I didn't think we should pay for a new stadium either, so what do I know...

 

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