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The Harvard Club of New York City hosted a panel discussion for 160 college students serving as pages at the Republican National Convention, reports the Chronicle of Higher Ed's RNC weblog (Aug. 31):
The setting at the Harvard Club, however, did seem to break toward one political party, and it wasn't the one you might have expected in that bastion of liberalism and Kennedy iconography.
Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times and the panel's moderator, noticed it right away.
"You should thank the Harvard Club for hanging the Republican symbol here," she told the pages as she kicked off the discussion, pointing to the wall behind them. On it, a gigantic gray elephant's head was mounted on the wall.
But elephant sightings, especially this week in New York, aren't that rare. Here, in fact, everywhere you looked there was an elephant. As part of their official outfits, the male pages wore pale-blue ties dotted with elephants and the American flag, with their button-down white dress shirts. The women wore the same design on a sash over their black skirts.
A Yellow Dog no longer: Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller, who speaks at the GOP convention tonight, is interviewed at NRO and praised at Power Line. His alliance with the president is described at the Weekly Standard, which also checks in with another pro-Bush Dem, former Mayor Ed Koch.