Saturday, September 06, 2008

Dems trash U.S. flags at DNC convention

Dems trash U.S. flags at DNC convention: "Following their national convention in Denver last week, Democratic organizers heaped up thousands of unused U.S. flags and threw them away, but the McCain campaign has since salvaged the Star-Spangled Banners and intends to use them at a rally in Colorado Springs.
A Denver Post blog reports that a worker at Denver's Invesco Field discovered the discarded flags following Barack Obama's nomination speech at the mile-high stadium last week."

According to Fox News, McCain is planning a scathing chastisement of the
Democrats for defiling Old Glory and plans to have veterans distribute the flags
in a symbolic, recyling gesture at the Colorado Springs rally.

The Post blog reports an estimated total of 12,000 small flags and one, full-size 3'x5' flag were discarded.

Update from 9-6-08
Update: I just spoke with the person at Invesco who found the flags. He thinks both sides are exaggerating a bit. He claims the majority of the bags with flags were near the trash and it was probably an "oversight" by the Democrats rather than a nefarious plot against the flag, but he doesn't believe anyone was coming to get them. "The flags were there for a week and a day and no one came looking for them," the person said.

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