hot tub request approved by Iowa campaign officials
NEWTON, IA --
The Reverend Al Sharpton is the latest of the Democratic
candidates for president to announce plans to attend
America's Hometown forum on Saturday, June 21. As a
condition before accepting the invitation, Sharpton
will be allowed to speak from the comfort of a portable
spa, complete with pumps, chlorine and fresh water.
Forum planners have purchased additional
stage supports and special lighting in order to accommodate
the Reverend’s unusual request. The 2000 gallons
of water required to fill the spa will be trucked in
the night before.
Due to prior commitments, Connecticut
Sen. Joseph Lieberman so far has declined his invitation
to the town hall meeting. However, says he may reconsider
if allowed to sit in the hot tub next to Sharpton.
Dick Gephardt, John Edwards, and former
Vermont Governor Howard Dean are expected to wear shorts
under their suits just in case they are asked to join
the Reverend. However, Sharpton is expected to be the
only candidate answering questions from the comfort
of a spa.