There’s probably a scarcity of hotel rooms at the Democrats’ convention because I heard that the DNC booked Bill Clinton an entire floor of rooms at the Hooters Grand Hotel to have all to himself — and some… friends. But the rooms that have been reserved for some of the media are apparently about as physically appealing as Henry Waxman.
John Fund of National Review:
I can’t speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC. National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties. Everyone who saw them fled immediately across state lines to an available Marriott in South Carolina rather than stay there.
It’s not as if the DNC couldn’t have figured out something was wrong with the properties. TripAdvisor had these recent comments on one of the Knights Inn properties: “wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy,” “scared to death,” and “pimps and prostitutes at night.”
Nor was National Review singled out. Staff members from Politico and the Hill abandoned their assigned hotels, too. Staffers from the Hill found refuge in a cheap Microtel and considered it a comparative oasis.
Tucker Carlson, editor of The Daily Caller, told me that the Quality Inn his staff was assigned to was “the worst hotel you can imagine.” TripAdvisor carried these recent reviews: “barely a Bates Motel,” “scary area and parking lot,” and “the worst.”
Come on, John… the DNC is just trying to help get the media better acquainted with their base.
As for the Daily Caller, I wouldn’t have expected the entity that employs Neil Munro to be offered five-star accommodations.
On top of all this, the rooms the DNC booked might be plagued by blood sucking insects. Oh, and there’s also a concern about bedbugs.