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    Convention thoughts from Tom Webb


    Tuesday, August 31, 2004

    Food update: cancel that order 

    Happily, calm has been restored in the media village. Food has returned.

    A surprise food shortage at the "restaurant" here was the subject of much chit-chat at the Republican National Convention yesterday, but by this morning, the restocking elves had done their work.

    In truth, the real problem isn't so much the food -- there are lots of restaurants nearby. Instead, it's the fact that the hyper-security surrounding Madison Square Garden makes anyone inside the security "bubble" dread the thought of leaving and then re-entering, lest they have to navigate through the maze of Jersey barricades, metal fencing, road-blocking vehicles, closed streets, security checkpoints, metal detectors, bag searches, German shepherds and credential checks.

    Still, it might have been fun to hear speculation about which media personality could best afford to skip a few meals. Chris Matthews? Rush Limbaugh? Michael Moore? Candy Crowley? The choices are many.





    Tom Webb

    Tom Webb is the Washington correspondent for the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. He can be reached at


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