Saint Paul, Minnesota (From the desk of Herbert Muschamp, former New York Times architecture critic) - The morally bankrupt GOP intends to hold their 2008 Republican National Convention at the equally architecturally bankrupt Xcel Energy Center next September.
This should come as no real surprise, since the Republican Party consists mainly of 'white bread' conservatives. (To borrow a phrase from Meryl Streep in the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate': "Oh, God, where are all the men anymore?") The building itself was designed to resemble a large tin for baking loaves of bread.
What can be said about this building that doesn't already appear in a Julia Child's cookbook? Conventioneers are sure to get a case of the "willies" as they imagine themselves transported into the witch's oversized oven from Hansel and Gretel.