pretending to have a good time. Last night's event in St. Paul was like the parent-sponsored punch-and-cookies graduation party at one's high school. While the cool kids are whooping it up with a keg of beer at the local make-out spot, the nerds are back at the school gym eating brownies and polishing their spectacles.
Last night, as each speaker came forth to try and rally the dispirited Republicans, the camera shots would occasionally pan out, away from the rostrum to reveal a lot of empty seats and a general miasma of boredom. The cameras even caught one or two Republican delegates yawning.
forbade it, saying that it would be the coup de grace for any support Mad Johnny might get from the rabid Republican evangelical base. Well, Joe, you're used to being the loser, right?
Tonight, Sarah Palin will come out of her sequestration, where she has been avoiding prying reporters and awkward questions, to speak. From a Republican standpoint, Palin is probably the highlight of the convention. Her nomination is said to be a big hit with the nutty right-wing religious zealots that represent that 28% of the public that still supports Junior Bush. Well, that may be, but it does not bode well for Mad Johnny that it has taken him this long to nail down that base.