Reading While Eating for August 28: RNC Edition

The Republican National Convention is taking place in Tampa this week, but the lunch links convention takes place here every weekday.

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A Ron Paul for president supporter wears a patriotic hat on the convention floor during the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 27, 2012

VIP News: First things first: download the CNN/TIME Floor Pass to get all of the latest news from the RNC in Tampa. (TIME.com)

Convention Tchotchkes: 22 ridiculous convention souvenirs throughout the years, such as a Jimmy Carter coloring book. (mental_floss)

Country Convention: Watch country singer Lane Turner perform at a RNC sound check. “I built it with no help from Uncle Sam” is one of the lyrics. (BuzzFeed)

Etch A Sketch: This Etch A Sketch belt buckle reminds us of that time when Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom used the metaphor of an Etch A Sketch to describe the campaign’s strategy shift from the primary to the general election. (The Daily What)

They’re alive: You’ll grow to love these 10 green buildings covered in vegetation. (Flavorwire). Also while you’re looking at green things, check out our piece about Romney’s energy policy.  (TIME.com)

Vote GOP, Maybe? The Chicago Young Republicans have spoofed “Call Me Maybe.” (NBC Chicago)

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