The Democrats’ Green Giant
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
The Democrats have decided to make their upcoming convention as environmentally friendly as possible, which raises the question: Where does one find 15,000 union- and American-made organic cotton fanny packs? The answer, it turns out, is nowhere.
That’s just one of many challenges facing convention organizers. Leave it to the Democrats to agonize over such questions as how to feed 50,000 people a variety of nutritious, locally grown, organic, non-fried food that conforms to strict color guidelines.
(h/t: Political Wire)
Wall Street Journal:
DENVER—As the Mile High City gears up to host a Democratic bash for 50,000, organizers are discovering the perils of trying to stage a political spectacle that’s also politically correct.
Consider the fanny packs.
The host committee for the Democratic National Convention wanted 15,000 fanny packs for volunteers. But they had to be made of organic cotton. By unionized labor. In the USA.
Official merchandiser Bob DeMasse scoured the country. His weary conclusion: “That just doesn’t exist.”
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