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Dc: This is DCR, a news program not to be believed. It was a rewarding political week for Republicans as the party held its convention in Philadelphia and nominated Texas Governor George W. Bush to run for president. But as we've already heard, some of the attention was stolen by the Enough! Party when it awarded one voter a one million dollar prize for locating their low profile presidential candidate, Senator Sam Spleen. The competing political theater is the subject of analysis and commentary by Donna Chumkin. Donna?
Donna: Thank you. What's the most interesting thing you can do with
a million dollars? This week we had a choice. The Republicans were inviting
us to watch them spend millions on a party.
Dc: Thank you Donna. We don't want to lose sight of the importance of the Republican Convention. Even though the Enough! Party's gymnastics were more interesting, 15,000 journalists went to Philadelphia. There must have been a reason. Our Brick Walters was there, and I took some time to debrief him on the last night of the gathering.
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Brick: You know when I was just out of college, looking to make my name in the exciting world of political news coverage, I pictured myself at a big convention like this. I could see the banners the balloons carefully tucked into their nets up above, waiting to drop like so many "other shoes."
Dc: Hang on, what's that in the background?
Brick: Oh, some kind of speech, I guess.
Dc: What's that?
Brick: Oh, more blah blah blah.
Dc: Brick, what's happening at the convention? It sounds like the crowd is pretty happy.
Brick: Of course they are. They have no idea what I've lost.
Dc: Do you think Governor Bush will emerge from this week with enough momentum to carry him forward into November?
Brick: We're all hurtling forward in time, aren't we? Momentum has us in it's grip. It will be November for each of us before we even know.
Dc: I mean in a political sense.
Brick: "Sunrise, Sunset swiftly fly the years."
Dc: Ok, thanks Brick.
Brick: "One season following another "
Dc: Our man in Philadelphia, Brick Walters.
Brick: " laden with happiness and tears."