September 01, 2004

RNC Day 2

Last night’s obvious highlight was the Governator, who actually made me forget how goofy it was that yes, this man is my Governor. I’ve been a Californian for 6 years now, and I still can’t believe how odd this state can get. Despite that, I loved Arnold’s speech, it perfectly encapsulated why, despite the disturbing influence of the religious right, I am proud to be a Republican and will remain so.

If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government...then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group... then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does... then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children ... then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen ...if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism ... then you are a Republican!

That’s why I stay with this party, because the other can’t say that.

Elsewhere at the convention:

-Bill Frist proved completely Not Ready for Prime Time. His speech was simply awful, droning, and he displayed disturbingly robot-like head and arm gestures. He’ll have to do much better if he expects to contend in 2008.

-The daughters… God, what can I say? It’s inconceivable that Karl Rove and his team let that disaster on stage last night. The twins came off as spoiled, bitchy trust-fund babies. It was like watching Paris and Nicole up there.

-Laura Bush, which I’ll admit only watching highlights of, was Laura Bush: bland, pleasant, and dull. She isn’t nearly as interesting as Teresa Heinz Kerry, but far more valuable politically. She may be dull, but she doesn’t screw up.

We’re two days into the convention, and all we’ve had were 2 okay speeches, one great one, and a lot of dreck. And these were they guys I liked…

Hey remember how I mentioned that protesters would help the RNC cause? Well, that goes double for morons interrupting the convention itself. Thank you ACT UP!

Posted by Frinklin at September 1, 2004 05:30 PM
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