Rest assured the Monitor team is not sleeping at the Brown Palace. I was quoted a price of $600 a night. Putting that on a Monitor expense account would have brought my career with the paper to a quick end.
The gracious Denver landmark, the first atrium-style hotel built in the US, is filled with Democratic notables during the Democratic National Convention. As I was waiting for the elevator Tuesday morning, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright passed by and Washington super-lawyer and power broker Vernon Jordan stood in animated conversation with a friend.