How could they not sell out the Convention Center?
The president was to appear with McCain at the Phoenix Convention Center at a Republican National Committee Victory Reception. Apart from the fact that the title reflects that irony is in fact dead, President Bush is scaling back next week’s fundraising swings for Sen. John McCain (R-Bad Combover) at the request of the campaign, which wants the events closed to the press. A private reception at the Phoenix Convention Center event was going to cost $25,000, while a larger reception was $1,000, or $2,300 with a lapel pin. “Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space, and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.” In case you have some extra cash and will be in UT any time soon, the Park City dinner is open to those who raise or contribute $70,100 per couple, or $30,800 per person.