GOP National Convention puts out SOS for volunteers

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 23, 2008 - 11:12 PM

The local host committee seeks about 4,000 more people to help showcase the Twin Cities to visitors in September.

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scottrcsJun. 24, 08 4:50 AM

Or you could skip both conventions and volunteer for someone who really needs your help and doesn't have a bazillion dollar budget. Go to the VA Home, crisis nurseries, your local government, a school of your choice, the Humane Society, clean up the park, visit the elderly, ...

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cooper1974Jun. 24, 08 7:20 AM

Maybe they could use inmates from the local prisons to help out? Most republican lawmakers should feel right at home then. Can Tom Delay volunteer?

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roundyJun. 24, 08 7:46 AM

It would be a great statement that the people are sick and tired of standard party politics, or, another name for party politics is special interest politics.

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dandruffJun. 24, 08 8:05 AM

If the desperate request for volunteers is any indication of their state of affairs, it could be their last convention ever!

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starsucks99Jun. 24, 08 8:27 AM

Seeing as most Republicans have to work for a livng and don't depend on the public dole to support their families, it's a little harder for us to take time off then it is for the liberal lazies.

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sidsucksalsoJun. 24, 08 8:34 AM

Wow, canary in the coal mine!

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blitzenagainJun. 24, 08 8:46 AM

While I'm volunteering for the RNC, I also volunteer other places as well. I just volunteered for the Special Olympics competitions this past weekend. Most people who volunteer to do something tend to volunteer for other things as well. Don't hate because you sit around on your behind expecting others to pick up your slack.

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goodfather1Jun. 24, 08 8:53 AM

I am not a Republican, but I still say how unfortunate it is that people can't rise above party politics to showcase our state. We should want our Minnesota nice image to stand out. If that doesn't show, then who will ever want to hold their convention here. Leave the protests to the protesters and promote Minnesota as a place where everyone is welcomed with open hearts and warm smiles. You don't have to agree with the Republican party to still treat people well.

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roundyJun. 24, 08 9:17 AM

Well, government as it is now, needs a major overhaul. Wouldn't be be better to be known as the state that started the ball rolling in making that change, than to be nice to the party? Just being nice, and ignoring the fact that party politics is a big problem is not going to help anything, and WE ALL LOSE out on continued government as it is. And for what, so that people will think we are nice, and for a couple of bucks from the convention. Makes us no different than the politicians, anything for a buck.

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smalltownJun. 24, 08 9:36 AM

I'd be willing to come down there with a mop afterwards to clean up the blood that will be spilled by the counter-intelligence spies that the FBI is so busily recruiting. I'll be down there earlier with a camera too.

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