For those of you who may love the convention live blogging we do at Powerliberal, you're going to have to look elsewhere for that.
I contacted the GOP a few months ago to see who I would need to speak to about press credentials, as I was primarily interested in seeing Kennedy win the endorsement. After a few general emails that went unanswered, I finally asked for some help this week to see if I could get a message to the right (heh) person.
I was quickly informed that progessive bloggers would not be welcome at the event.
"No biggie," I thought for a few days. "I get it."
But the more I thought about it, the more it began to bother me. Conservative bloggers are welcome, but not lefties? Could they say, "I like the Pioneer Press, but let's not allow in the Strib."
I'm not trying to compare blogs to papers, but if it is a new medium, allowing access for one group and not another is petty. Especially when so many of the races are forgone conclusions.
Maybe they just don't want anyone to see them take Sue Jeffers outside and trow rotten fruit at her.
And, yes, for those who are curious, the DFL is allowing conservative bloggers to come next week. I guess that's why we are the party of inclusion.
But I guess it's fine that I can't go see the Kennedy Krowing, since I have much more inportant things to do.