Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
February 19, 2004
POLITICS: The Calendar

There's been some griping from Democrats about the GOP having its convention in New York so close to the anniversary of September 11, when the incumbent party's conventions are normally in mid-August, but a look at the calendar (thanks to The Note) explains why the Republicans are staging the convention so late:

July 26, 2004: Target start date for the 108th Congress' August recess

July 26-29, 2004: Democratic National Convention, Boston

Aug. 14-29, 2004: Summer Olympic Games, Athens, Greece

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2004: Republican National Convention, New York City

Sept. 6, 2004: Labor Day

Sept. 7, 2004: Target end date for the 108th Congress' August recess

As Bill Clinton might have told himself: it's the Olympics, stupid.

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