Well, it turns out that I will be making it to the convention after all. I had an opportunity come through this morning and I am currently waiting for my flight at Ronald Reagan National Airport. I will be at the convention all day tomorrow and perhaps some tonight as well. If Gov. Palin does indeed accept her nomination tomorrow night, then I should be able to catch her speech.
I will then be leaving Minnesota Thursday morning so that I can be in New York in time to appear live on that evening's edition of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
I will try to photoblog both events.
UPDATE: I have just now placed a call to the Anchorage Chapter of the NAACP seeking comment on rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs' claim that there are "no black people" in Alaska. I left a voicemail and will update you if and when I receive a response.