Unmentioned in news this morning that the Republican party will pick Tampa as the site for their 2012 national convention: Ben Smith points out the city is known as the "lap dance capital of the world" with 56 different clubs that are adult-oriented.More interesting to me is the complete lack of mention of Phoenix as a possible choice in many of the statements given on the Tampa pick. It's like Arizona has ceased to exist on the GOP radar.
Given the scandal over RNC expenses at a "bondage-themed nightclub" earlier this year, one wonders if this was a wise choice.
Always fun to watch the national party run away from the very extremism they've helped to foster. They feed the extremism, they try to legitimize the extremism, and they defend the extremism... until a national election cycle rolls around. Then they want to be as far away from the extremism as possible.