"Since we're both guests, New York City should treat us equally," said Aron Kay, who is also known locally as the Mad Yippie Pie Thrower.
No, New York City should not
treat both Mr. Kay and the average RNC delegate alike. The reason why should be obvious: sane, responsible, rational people don't have nicknames like "The Mad Yippie Pie Thrower."
On a more practical level, smelly hippies may be coming in droves, but I can't imagine their spending will add up to that of Republicans, even with this silly incentive program. Either way, RNC delegates are coming for much nobler reasons than Mr. Kay's band of angsty juvenile troglodytes - and should be treated accordingly.