Patterico's Pontifications

8/31/2004

Just Tuning in to GOP Convention

Filed under: 2004 Election — Patterico @ 8:20 pm

This is the first night I have tuned in to the convention. Impressions:

Ahhnold: good speech, I suppose. I still don’t like him.

Bush twins: don’t give up your day job. Whatever that is. Amazing how Jenna looks like an exact combination of her parents. It’s eerie, actually.

Laura Bush: nice lady. But what’s that annoying noise she kept making during the applause?

I think I missed the good night (last night).

UPDATE: Okay, for a much more in-depth, funnier, and all-around better take on Arnold’s speech, read Lileks. Which you should be doing anyway. His post is titled Medicine Square Godden. And, because Lileks likes Arnold, he can provide the red meat most readers of this site are looking for — but which I (as a moderate Schwarzophobe) can’t provide.

6 Responses to “Just Tuning in to GOP Convention”

  1. Apparently no-one told you that your nasty cynical comments are not needed by anyone.

    cjg (feaa7c)

  2. Apparently not. But now they have. Thanks.

    Seriously, I recognize that my observations are superficial. But so was tonight.

    Patterico (f7b3e5)

  3. I thought Aunuld’s speech was great. What’s not to like about him – even if you disagree with him on an issue or two?

    Director Mitch (84c692)

  4. It was a good speech. I just find him off-putting. I don’t think he really cares that much about other people. I think he’s another self-centered Hollywood celebrity. Amusing, sure. Possessed of a certain presence — I’ll give you that. But he just rubs me the wrong way.

    Patterico (f7b3e5)

  5. Arnold’s speech wasn’t good, it was great. I’ve heard a good speech by Arnold; in fact, I had a front row seat for one at the state GOP convention last February. That speech left me with high hopes, which in turn left plenty of room for disappointment tonight. Instead, I was positively surprised.

    That said, I was more impressed by yesterday than today, overall.

    Xrlq (6d213c)

  6. You do know, don’t you, that you can download streaming video of McCain (ugh) and Rudy’s speeches from C-Span, right?

    http://www.c-span.org

    Greg D (ad44b1)


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