"The Republicans chose to hold their convention here, I think most of us believe, to continue the political exploitation of 9/11, which this administration started almost immediately after 9/11," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, whose congressional district in Manhattan includes the site where the World Trade Center once stood.The Republicans are not unique in that regard. I think it is certainly true that the Democratic National Convention took place in Boston was of course a matter of politics too. However, there are several major differences. Democrats are much more popular in Boston than Republicans are in New York City, especially the Bush-style Republicans. And that is putting it mildly. Many other things can be said about why New York City is not the best choice of venue for the RNC, but suffice it to say,- it ain't very nice to have your little get-together in a house were you are generally not welcome.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
NY Democrats Are Finally Shunning "Political Correctness"
Somebody had to say it loud and clear, and I am happy to know that the New York Democrats finally did. I can't see how the fact that the choice of both the time and the place to hold the Republican National Convention was highly political can be denied. The main objective, in words of one of them,-