This is what happens when you hold a political convention and don't pump money into the local economy
Here's the story from the Globe. Apparently the DNC is feeding the delegates for free, though I'm not sure how many meals that is.
Boston's probably going to take a big economic hit, since lots of businesses in the city are closing. (I-93 and lots of other roads are going to be shut down.) I'll bet New York is going to have similar problems when the RNC hits town. Can someone remind me what goes on at these overblown hootenannies that's so important?
(HT: Viking Pundit.)