CHARLOTTE -- Several avoidable logistical issues, all of them too boring to discuss more fully, slowed me down this morning. Some reporting will occupy me later in the day. In the meantime, as a distraction, here's one of the four costumes a Mississippi delegate brought to Charlotte. Front:
It took two weeks to sew, she told me. That's no huge price to pay for the constant attention of photographers. And speaking of that, this perfectly cynical Jeremy Peters column about how reporters rect to people wearing funny hats is one of the essential grave-closers on the convention.