GuardianThe men and women in the ballroom had paid a minimum of US$1,500 for their hot dogs, and almost all of them had contributed much, much more. The single night brought the Republican party a total of US$14 million…  In the end, the televised rally involved the president's supporters dressed as the working poor, cheering for more money to go to the rich. It is hard to think of a more fitting tableau for Bush's America. [John Robb's Weblog]

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