Welcome to Denver

Random photos from a Saturday night pre-convention media welcome party at a former Six Flags amusement park. Security is always intense at conventions, of course, and SWAT and FBI teams were particularly in evidence at Saturday’s party.

(In all seriousness, I have no idea why oversized stuffed bears and dogs in paramilitary gear are the carnival prize of the moment.)

As you have probably read, this is going to be the Greenest Convention Ever. But since this means that familiar objects such as napkins and plastic beer cups are actually made out of corn starch, it is necessary to have a full time volunteer by each recycling station explaining what goes where.

As this sign explains, vehicles at the Greenest Convention Ever are fueled by Coors brand waste-beer ethanol. I kept seeing the image out of the corner of my eye and thinking it was a picture of a gun, with the nozzle as the gun’s handle.

Always good advice.

And of course, I got to spend some quality time with the candidate himself, because that’s just what life is like when you are a big-time political blogger such as myself.