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  •  lateral thinking (none)
    It may well be as simple as providing security for delegates and VIPs at the convention. (we're not the only ones with tin foil hats; Cheney particularly seems inclined to dark fantasies; chimpy too)

    On the other hand, these oligarchs give paranoia a good name. So, thinking laterally-- that is, backwards from a desired result-- what's the deal?

    Seems to me Chimpy needs a winning issue. Can't run on the real ones. He's a wash.  But wouldn't he just love to be the law & order candidate? The solid steady leader who will keep the streets safe and save society from the forces of anarchy.  Gravitas in uniform in a make-believe war. Suits flyboy to a T, I think.

    Disrupting convention demonstrations seems likeliest to me.  And it comes at the right time, close enough to the election to profit from a groundswell of disapproval in the midwest.

    Whatever coalition of groups is organizing the protests had better pay attention and prepare for this.  I don't know who they are.  But if anybody needs updating on Vance, it's those folks.  Anybody got a list?

    My own personal dream of convention protests is of a cross-section of America. Not the gorgeous hordes of the 60's.  Quite the opposite, in fact. Our goal should be to "normalize" the image for the cameras & take the PR memes away from them.

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