Dem delegates will compete to be most eco-friendly at convention
As if the Democratic convention wasn’t fun enough on its own, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an exciting “Green Delegate Challenge” for the August rendezvous in Denver. State delegations are encouraged to buy carbon credits to support clean-energy projects in Colorado, and the delegation that offsets the most of its travel will reportedly get
a brand new car better-placed and decorated seating at the convention. Not only that, but each individual member of the winning delegation will receive a separate eco-friendly prize. But wait, there’s more: Every single delegate that offsets his or her travel will receive a wearable “green item” to flaunt during the week. Yes, really. One might think that the Democrats would want to stress cooperation over competition as their contentious primary race comes to a head, but whatevs.