Saturday, June 7, 2008
Where's the fire
We've seen a lot of things at party conventions before, but this is the first time we've seen the convention hall evacuated. In the middle of the debate over the "Texas Two-Step" (see below), the fire alarm sounded, and convention delegates were instructed to evacuate the building. A smoke detector was apparently set off in the kitchen. The Austin Fire Department checked it out, and gave the all clear. Then delegates finished voting on the two-step.