I'm up way past my bedtime (8pm Central) watching the convention, making cynical asides to my wife. Right now Rudy Giuliani is speaking. He said McCain had been a POW. I said, "What? McCain? He was a POW?" Then Rudy said, "When I was Mayor of New York," and I said, "Oh, I forgot you were mayor. I wonder if there was some sort of major attack against the city during that time." Also, Rudy is a horrible public speaker. How did he become a major national political figure? I mean, besides 9/11.
My wife is changing my daughter's monthly magnet calendar for September and she asked why it had no Ramadan magnet. I said, "I think you should write to them and suggest it and see if you get placed on a terrorism watchlist."
What's wrong with me? Have I spent too long in Lawrence? I don't think so. I'm not a Republican anymore, but it wasn't me who changed. The party has become a caricature of itself. There are wings of the party that boo single mothers, gays, and foreigners. When Rudy said Obama had an "Ivy League education," I thought it was a boo line.
Sarah Palin is on now, and she just said of her husband, "it makes for quite a package." Can she talk about his package on network TV like that?!
And she just said, "We're going to lay more pipeline." This lady must have used Andrew Dice Clay for a speechwriter!
Tiger Cage! If Persephone and I were making a drinking game out of this broadcast, we'd both be taking a shot right now.
Persephone liked her, I think. I like her, too, but I can't vote for a guy based on the tacit promise that he's too old to last long. Persephone pointed out that his mother was there. This guy could have 20 years left in him!