Friday, September 05, 2008

Well, I have to be honest. The most encouraging thing I saw of the Republican Convention was all the empty seats, and the two guys in the Utah delegation that were sleeping. I've never seen a less enthusiastic bunch of old white folks. As TPM said, John McCain just threw a wet blanket over Palin's sizzle.

I wonder if McCain realizes he just made a very good defense for Obama's community organizing, his political career, and his life:

If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you're disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our Armed Forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier. Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.

Seems the MSM (main stream media, for those of you who hate acronyms) is not going to be the water boy for the Republican message. He's getting lots of negative press today. Didn't McCain know better than to get in a pissing match with those who buy ink by the truckloads? Maybe graduating fifth from the bottom in his Naval Academy class had nothing to do with all the partying he was doing.

McCain also made the best case I've heard for why we don't need Republicans in charge of anything, especially in Washington:

"We were elected to change Washington, we let Washington change us. We lost the trust of the American people...when we valued our power over our principles."

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