The Deseret News is reporting that the Utah delegation of the Republican National Convention decided to do something really nice on their day off from the festivities Monday.
With the first day of the four-day Republican National Convention cut short by Tropical Storm Isaac, the Utah delegation quickly assembled 1,000 hygiene kits that will be distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, possibly to storm victims.
“Our goal here is to leave Tampa better than we found it,” [Utah Republican Party chair Thomas] Wright said.
Utah House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden, said the state has a reputation for showing compassion. “It’s important to give back,” Dee said. “We have so many blessings that come into our lives.”
Aww, that’s actually really sweet. We probably would have been saddling up to the Airport Hilton bar on our day off. Does that make us… bad people? We might be bad people. We should maybe move to Utah.
The Deseret News also reports:
The group sang songs while packing plastic bags with toothbrushes, soap, towels and other items, including, “God Bless America” and the fight songs for both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.
Ehhh, on second thought, that’s a little too much niceness for us. And we’re from the Midwest so we kind of have a tolerance for that sort of thing, but no, we draw the line at singing “God Bless America” while packing care kits.