Cheesy Goodies For Reporters

Journalists covering the Republican National Convention got more than just convention passes when they picked up their credentials Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Reporters were offered a canvas tote bag — advertising Coca-Cola and Southern Company — filled with convention-related goodies like a key chain, lanyard, party guide and umbrella.

The bag also was packed with a commemorative box of Macaroni and Cheese, a water bottle with the convention logo and a copy of World Traveler magazine featuring Sen. John McCain, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., on the cover.