Southern hospitality experienced in St. Paul
Published 5:57 pm Sunday, September 7, 2008
By By Tray Smith
I traveled to St. Paul last Sunday to attend the 2008 Republican National Convention. I hoped to witness history and experience the glamour of Presidential nominating conventions firsthand. I returned home yesterday after having received both of those experiences. However, the most important experiences I had at the convention were with other people from south Alabama, who taught me yet again the great advantage that comes with being from Atmore.
For five months last year, I worked in the House Republican Cloakroom. My bosses there also oversaw the convention cloakroom, which I immediately set off to find after arriving at the Xcel Energy Center Tuesday. Despite my greatest efforts, however, I could not locate the cloakroom, and I could not get in touch with my contacts who work there. Then Robert McGhee, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians