FoxNews, who reported on the story, went on to mention that the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority all failed to return any of their calls on the matter. Which only makes us more wary of even coming close to a bed in Charlotte, other than at a friend's house who can swear on the Holy Bible that they've never had any bug issues.
Other amusing/horrifying tales came in from Gawker's John Cook:
"I guess we'll start with the hotel. Ours is a shithole. A $250-a-night mildewy rathole for truckers and prostitutes on a decimated strip mall. Charlotte is the armpit of the south, a glorified half-dead exurb with some tall buildings planted in the middle. There are skeezy-looking tattoo shops everywhere, and none of the stores are open past midnight."
...who in turn quoted John Fund from the National Review:
"The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I’ve stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people’s stuff, etc.
I have never requested a hotel change in 3 years at NR. This was the first time I felt absolutely compelled."
Kinda puts a damper on the whole 'four more years' cheer, doesn't it?
[Photo: S. G. Browne]