Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And You Thought Harper Hated the Press

I spotted this Time blog post quoted on DailyKos and just had to share.

This has got to be a first. Here in Austin, on the night before that make-or-break Texas primary, the Clinton campaign has set up a filing center for the traveling press corps ... in a men's room. Insert metaphor here.

UPDATE: According to the schedule, we will be here in the men's room for the next five hours. Someone will soon have to declare a moratorium on the "down the toilet" jokes.

UPDATE2: Hey, Jay: Is it true Obama has put his press corps in the Golden Door Spa tonight?

UPDATE3: There's also dinner and a television in here. I really wish I had Ana's little camera thing-ee, so I could share.

UPDATE4: CNN has a photo.

UPDATE5: A wider shot (wider stance?) from my own cellphone is posted two entries above this one. A gentleman just wandered in, expecting to use the facilities, and looked very startled to see three dozen reporters typing away on their laptops.

Sheesh - the least they could have done is put them up in the ladies' room so they could have couches and new age music and the smell of vanilla lavender soap instead of, you know, urinal cakes. One commenter wondered aloud what the Health Department would have to say about a bunch of reporters being served dinner in a public washroom. Ew.

And Clinton wonders why the press seem to hate her so.

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