|Mayor Ben Dover|
Motel 6 management worked into the wee hours Sunday night, trying to accommodate the unruly crowd as they piled into the small overcrowded Motel 6 lobby. Most were angry and homesick, or so they said. According to long time members, nothing can be believed during these conventions. During Dave Taylor's investigative reporting at the convention, three members faked heart attacks, eight fire alarm buttons were activated, and four women said they had become pregnant. All of this came about before the first meeting started at 11:00 A.M. It was revealed later in the day that one of the women making a pregnancy case, was really a male who had hoped to win the Penocchio Long Nose award this year.
Things heated up when Bridgeport Mayor Ben Dover took to the podium. He began by promising to pay for everyone's room. This brought about a chorus of yawns and a few hisses. Taylor smiled and continued even thought the crowd's attention had shifted to their smart phones. At the end of his fifteen minute speech he made the announcement that he was putting his hat in the ring for Donald Trump's VP. "I would be the best there is and you can take that to the bank!" he declared with a smile. Someone claiming to be Donald Trump stood up and called him a liar. Before Dover could respond, someone else pulled and activated the room's fire alarm and everyone left the room for the bar. Mayor Dover left by a side door and was not heard from again.
The convention runs through tomorrow. At least that is what this reporter was told.