DENVER—-The D.C. delegation here has a lovely hotel, the Crowne Plaza, in downtown Denver, and a lovely, if cramped, office located inside that hotel. What they don’t have is a key to that office.

Rather than give the delegation a key to their own office, says D.C. Dems chair Anita Bonds, hotel management has a single master key, which means a hotel staffer has to fetch it every time someone accidentally locks themselves out. That happens a lot, in part because of a faulty doorstop.

LL has been sitting by the door, typing his Thursday column and watching the drama unfold. “Write a nasty story about this hotel!” says Bonds. “Ask ’em, what’s up with that?”

In return for complying, LL procured a free ride down to the Pepsi Center.