Sep 2, 2008
I missed 90210 for this
After wasting my evening watching the exciting Republican National Convention Tuesday night, I realized I would have been more entertained and informed if I had watched the debut of the new “Beverly Hills 90210.”
Obviously, the excitement was not on the convention floor. Apparently, it was at the many parties sponsored by the lobbyists that run Grampy McSame’s campaign. It started with Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. The good news is he will leave the comedy to Al Franken when Franken unsets him in November.
A series of unknown and uninspiring speakers led up to the Bush/McCain satellite speech. The one exception was batty Michele Bachmann, but her speech was not very noteworthy.
Laura Bush good some good applause, and she did a good job of spinning Bush’s record. The line that got the biggest applause was “he kept America safe.” She apparently forgot about the attack on Americans soil on his watch on Sept. 11, 2001. His response was to pull the wool over the eyes of Americans so he could invade a sovereign country that had nothing to do with the attack.
Bush’s prepared speech was the same old stuff, and we don’t need eight more years of that.
“The angry left?” I know this, I’m angry that he has sullied this country’s honor just to line the pockets of his cronies. Bush/McCain claims Grampy McSame will tell you when he disagrees. I would like to hear something that Grampy disagrees with Bush/McCain on. He has flip-flopped on that small 10 percent he didn’t vote with Bush on.
Somebody woke Fred Thompson up to give the keynote speech. He used some untrue things to props up the VP nominee, but that is to be expected. Apparently, being the mayor of a city smaller than Howell and able to field dress a moose qualifies her to lead the free world. Being the Washington lobbyist and Hollywood actor he is, Thompson sold the convention faithful a bill of goods.
It seems kind of ironic that Thompson can bring up the military service of McSame’s sons, but they go berserk when Palin’s daughter is brought up. Why is that? Most of the speech was on his POW experience. I still don’t see how that qualifies him to be president alone. Thompson describes the torture McCain endured in detail, so why is he endorsing the U.S. disgusting torture policy?
All in all, it wasn’t a bad speech, even if it was filled with outright lies and half-truths. It makes you wonder why we saw none of that from Thompson on the campaign trail. Perhaps he might have won more than just three delegates.
I skipped Lieberman’s speech. I couldn’t’ stomach the turncoat.