Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Convention thoughts, night 2

I'm glad Sebelius didn't end up as VP...what a deadly boring speaker.

I'm not listening to every word of the speeches, but it seems that I'm hearing John Kennedy's name an awful lot, Bill Clinton's nearly not at all. Wasn't he the Democrat who presided over the post-war record stretch for American prosperity? I'd think that would count for something even if he is married to the lady who almost beat Obama.

Aaaah...stop trying to dance, delegates!

Signs that have light blue writing on medium blue background: pretty but hard to read, and they all look alike.

NY Gov. Paterson on McCain: "If he's the answer, then the question must be ridiculous."

Mark Warner on the last 8 years: "An energy policy that basically says 'let's go borrow money from China to buy oil from countries that don't like us.' " Bingo.

Deval Patrick walks out to the tune of "Smooth". Heh. I caught a use of "together we can" in there. I can see why Deval would be tapped to give the education speech given his personal history, but as someone who's read his "Readiness Report", it doesn't ring great to me. And I don't know what it is with the lighting, but he looks kinda orange. Bit of a hurried speech, but I'm sure nobody wanted to tell Hillary, the media, or anyone else that this guy was going to delay Hillary's Moment. Not fair, but true.

And know the lady. Thoughts later on her.

1 comment:

noternie said...

I felt the same way about SEbelius, but I'll give her a bit of break because not eveyrone was paying attention and she seemed to want to just get it over with as a result.

Kennedy is romanticized. Clinton was thoroughly smeared. And Jackie never ran against the eventual nominee. I think there's been a chilling factor at work on the speakers re: anything Clinton.

Your dancing point--I'm with you. I was commenting during one boogie down session that allowing this kind of thing to go on TV is perhaps the worst way to encourage young people to get involved: "Get political. Step up and hang around with some really dorky people!"

I thought Deval looked like he was squinting. Trouble with the lighting/prompter combo or time to go to the eye doctor?