… but now I know, anyway, thanks to Stephen Spruiell
Paul and his supporters organized Tuesday’s event at the Target Center ostensibly to protest his exclusion from the Republican convention. (As a member of the Texas delegation, Paul has access to the floor, but he was not offered an opportunity to speak.) Paul’s alterna-convention was MC’d by MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson and featured a line-up of speakers such as Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura and John Birch Society president John F. McManus. Ron Paul gave the keynote address.
If you haven’t read Steve’s report, on the homepage, it is a hoot.
To be fair to Tucker Carlson, his November, 2002, piece in GQ, “Praise the Lord and Pass the Spuds,” (alas, no link available) a hilarious report about potato-gun aficionados, is a fantastic piece of writing. He’s less interesting on politics, though.