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September 02, 2008

Convention Thread
Update: Limited Live Blog Added

I've got the live blog ready to go -- kinda -- but I don't know the point of it. As Slu reminded me, being positive is a lot less fun than snarking on Democratic douchesacks.

I'm thinking it would be a lot better to just use the comments for blogging/snarking, but maybe I'm wrong.


Okay... I'm going to start a live blog, I think. But it may be sporadic. The thing is, it's hard to watch a speech while also snarking at the same time and scanning comments to post on the liveblog thing too.

I didn't really get to watch any of the speeches last week, and I definitely want to see alot of these. So, at least for me, I'm not going to be looking at the comments on this as much; I want to pay more attention to the speeches.

Best way to make sure a comment gets posted and read is to post it in the comment thread of the actual blog. I'm sure some of the cover-it-now comments will be posted; but since most of the comments are going to be positive... bear in mind, a comment like "Fred sounds good!" probably isn't going to make it up to the board.

I guess what I'm saying is -- Please give me a break on all the "My comments aren't being posted!" stuff. I can only pay attention to two things at once.

Liebs' Prepared Remarks: Embargoed until delivery, they say, but I guess that means I can excerpt them. (?)

Anyway, here's the money part:

My Democratic friends know all about Johnís record of independence and accomplishment.

Maybe thatís why some of them are spending so much time and so much money trying to convince voters that John McCain is someone else.

Iím here, as a Democrat myself, to tell you: Donít be fooled.

God only made one John McCain, and he is his own man.

If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have taken on corrupt Republican lobbyists, or big corporations that were cheating the American people, or powerful colleagues in Congress who were wasting taxpayer money.

But he did!

If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have led the fight to fix our broken immigration system or to do something about global warming.

But he did!

As a matter of fact, if John McCain is just another partisan Republican, then I'm Michael Mooreís favorite Democrat.

And I'm not.

Senator Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record -- not in these tough times.

In the Senate he has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done, nor has he been willing to take on powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party.

Contrast that to John McCainís record, or the record of the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton, who stood up to some of those same Democratic interest groups and worked with Republicans to get important things done like welfare reform, free trade agreements, and a balanced budget.

Fred Excerpts: This is a pretty damn long speech.

Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy over the selection of a woman who has actually governed rather than just talked a good game on the Sunday talk shows and hit the Washington cocktail circuit. Well, give me a tough Alaskan Governor who has taken on the political establishment in the largest state in the Union -- and won -- over the beltway business-as-usual crowd any day of the week.

Let's be clear ... the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful, reformer, who is not afraid to take on the establishment.

Sound like anyone else we know?

She has run a municipality and she has run a state.

And I can say without fear of contradiction that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose ... with the possible exception of Teddy Roosevelt.

She and John McCain are not going to care how much the alligators get irritated when they get to Washington, they're going to drain that swamp.

Is that it on Palin? Still reading. Seems... skimpy.

Yeah, from there, it just seems to be about McCain.

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