By Jaded Roberts
Special from The Garlic Times
The Republican National Convention starts next Monday in Tampa, Florida. With the Vice President pick already decided, hard news and suspense will be hard to come by. In fact, for years now, the conventions have become so fluffy, the major networks don’t cover them.
That won’t stop, however, 15,000 reporters and media from descending on Tampa Bay next week. By way of comparison, that’s almost four times the amount of delegates.
With Tropical Storm Issac churning in the Caribbean and forecasted to turn towards Florida early next week, one enterprising media outlet has come up with a sideshow event that seems sure to be popular.
Doug Lee Boone, program director for WZZZ in Miami, is arranging a “Hurricane Vigil” for credentialed media.
While cable workers wire the arena’s luxury corporate suites, Boone sells his idea.
“Viewers,” he said, "are sick of politics right now. A big weather event that we could cover right here from the convention could be our saving grace.”
As a veteran hurricane reporter, Boone offered some advice.
“Get to the beach early, stand as close to the water as you can, make sure your hair and hood flap wildly."