Politics: Let's Have a Party

Let's Have a Party

The lobby of Atlanta's Peachtree Plaza Hotel featured a curious display last week: a large butter sculpture of a donkey. The perishable sculpture, as well as complimentary airline tickets and an elaborate reception at the Atlanta Historical Society, was intended to show the visiting Democratic National Policy Commission what an excellent host Atlanta could be for the Democratic National Convention in 1988. Although the Democratic and Republican political conventions are still more than two years away, selection committees are already touring the nation to check out arenas and exhibition halls at potential sites. Bidding is highly competitive: the Democrats have sent...

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