8:43 – As you may have noticed, we are not liveblogging tonight's convention. That's because there is no convention. From the gopconvention.com site:
At the recommendation of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican National Convention announced substantial changes to the convention's program and actions being taken to help with Hurricane Gustav relief efforts. On Monday, all program activities beyond the official business that must be conducted in accordance with party rules will be cancelled.
Check back later for a photos and a report on the police state that St. Paul seems to have become.
In the meantime, here are some dispatches from the convention so far:
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