September 2nd, 2008


Countdown to the Republican National Convention

As the secondish night of the Republican National Convention gets under way in St. Paul, President Bush is planning to address the crowd via satellite for approximately ten minutes, from the White House. This is the first time since 1968, apparently, that a sitting president has not been at his party's convention. The reason is pretty obvious, and it has everything to do with cameras. No pictures, no video of Bush and McCain together. McCain doesn't want it to come back and bite him in the ass.

But here's the funniest thing.

President Bush may be quite literally phoning it in, but Vice President Cheney, the only politician with a lower approval rating than Bush's, has left the fucking country!

Fred Thompson, the world's most boring speaker, is scheduled to speak tonight with Joseph Lieberman, the world's second most boring speaker. They really should have kept Rudy Giuliani on the schedule for tonight instead of dumping (or bumping) him in favor of Thompson. At least Giuliani doesn't sound like a mumbling somnambulist.

Be back later to let you know what I think of the speeches. Who knows, maybe Thompson will actually rile up the crowd and...Zzzzzzzzzz....