The Democratic National Convention is a day away but, already, the freak show is in full display.
Two California delegates got drunk last night. One was so drunk, he passed out and was taken to a local hospital. The other delegate got unruly and was kicked out of the convention.
Joe Garofoli reports from Charlotte, NC, for the San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2, 2012:
A member of the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention has been sent home after a drunken late night incident Sunday at one of the delegation’s hotels.
Sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday, two delegates returned to the Blake Hotel “intoxicated” according to state party officials and hotel staff noticed one appeared to be unconscious and called emergency service workers. The delegate was treated at a local hospital and released.
The other delegate became unruly with the hotel staff and emergency workers. Some reports say he allegedly claimed to be a member of Congress and a state party official. The hotel staff called police but the man was not arrested.
Later Sunday, California party officials met with the man and “asked him to leave the hotel and not partake in convention activities,” said state party spokesman Tenoch Flores. “The delegate has apologized to hotel staff and earlier today agreed to leave the hotel and forgo official delegation activities in Charlotte.”
Party officials did not identify the delegates involved.