Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles Dissed at Republican Convention

John Baer reports that among the gifts given to the Pennsylvania delegation at the Republican Convention in St Paul is a "terrible towel." These are small towels that Pittsburgh Steelers fans wave at games. The towel handed out to the delegates is yellow and black -- Steelers colors -- with the words "Pennsylvania for McCain. We're Not Bitter." The delegates have been encouraged to wave the towels at the convention tonight, Baer says. And the Keystone State has a prominent position on the floor -- in front of the podium, just behind Ohio -- so if you're watching, you should spot them. But what about the Eagles fans in the group? The PA GOP has not been instructed to wave any Philadelphia Eagles paraphernalia so far. Doesn't seem very fair to us...

Philadelphia Eagles Dissed at Republican Convention

John Baer reports that among the gifts given to the Pennsylvania delegation at the Republican Convention in St Paul is a "terrible towel." These are small towels that Pittsburgh Steelers fans wave at games. The towel handed out to the delegates is yellow and black -- Steelers colors -- with the words "Pennsylvania for McCain. We're Not Bitter."

The delegates have been encouraged to wave the towels at the convention tonight, Baer says. And the Keystone State has a prominent position on the floor -- in front of the podium, just behind Ohio -- so if you're watching, you should spot them.

But what about the Eagles fans in the group? The PA GOP has not been instructed to wave any Philadelphia Eagles paraphernalia so far. Doesn't seem very fair to us...

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