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Republican National Convention, Day 1

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 9:28 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Lynn Sweet reports the abbreviated Day 1 of the Republican National Convention included speeches by Laura Bush and Cindy McCain on hurricane relief:

“First Lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain just addressed the opening of an abbreviated first GOP convention session, cut short as Hurricane Gustav and associated storms hits the gulf states. McCain wore a gorgeous outfit.

The session was focused on getting procedural work done–and raising money for hurricane victims. Websites of relief agencies for Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama were featured in the hall.

Though the session was supposed to be striped [sic] of politics — Bush slipped once when praising the work of governors of the impacted gulf states — noting they were all Republican.”

Good for Laura. It is a GOP Convention, after all.

There’s also a photo at the link, including Cindy’s “gorgeous” outfit. The media reported what Michelle Obama and her children wore to the Democratic Convention, right? But it still seems strange.


13 Responses to “Republican National Convention, Day 1”

  1. DRJ, I thought McCain’s out fit was not only gorgeous but tres chic. The fit, the pearls, the heels and her hair all added up to her best look yet. I also thought Michelle Obama hit a homerun each night of the DNC. While it is strange that clothes are being reported upon I’m enjoying it immensely. These glimpses of fashion are like small celebrations of femininity in a sea of boring dark suits…

    Dana (084de8)

  2. you may want to include a [sic] after the word striped in the quote. Sweet spelled it striped but the word is stripped…

    Though the session was supposed to be striped [sic] of politics…

    kimsch (2ce939)

  3. Good point. Thanks, kimsch. Isn’t it odd how your eyes see what they expect to see? NK did a post on it recently.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  4. I culod raed ervey wrod taht NK wtore.

    Although I do pick out the misspellings. I am a natural editor.

    Didn’t want people to think that you had made the spelling error.

    kimsch (2ce939)

  5. Lynn Sweet is equal opportunity when it comes to appearances.

    Karl (1b4668)

  6. Gah . . . I don’t know squat about fashion let me say that first. But I thought Laura Bush looked about 10 times better. It looked restrained, comfortable, relaxed, natural (to both her and the fibers involved) and classy. Looks like undyed natural fibers of some sort, wool probably. It wasn’t a business look or a mother look per se, but it was totally a First Lady look. Kind of like taking all of them from Jackie Kennedy through Nancy Reagan (and ignoring Barbara Bush’s frumpiness and Hillary’s pants) and coming up with something that really suited her. No flashy jewelry, although she surely had a nice wedding ring. Just a nice elegant and modest jacket and skirt combo. Say what you will, but First Lady all the way.

    Cindy had a sci-fi or frat-boy popped collar, synthetic looking material in an artificial color, douchy rolled up sleeves, glittery diamond looking watch, broach and necklace, and a particulary ugly cut dress that poufs the skirt out way too much, has a waist element that is way too wide and pointless, and seems to include a hidden button or zipper arrangement that goes from the neckline to a few inches to the hem of the skirt for some incomprehensible reason.

    I mean seriously, who looks better in this picture? Link (Go to second pic in slideshow.)

    Aplomb (b6fba6)

  7. It seems that appearances are everything at the RNC convention, but where is the substance?

    Hannah Stevens (906b00)

  8. Well, Hannah…
    The substance for the abbreviated first day of the GOP Convention was the joint call by Laura Bush and Cyndy McCain for you to contribute to the disaster relief underway along the Gulf Coast.

    If you failed to recognize that significance, perhaps it will sink in when you read it on the cover of the National Enquirer?

    Another Drew (dbf36d)

  9. McCain has removed the diapers off the Republican Party, exposing their astronomical incompetency, not to mention their hypocrisy on conservative family values. 4 more years of this???

    J from DC (3c6f64)

  10. J from DC –

    — There is no “hypocrisy on conservative family values”. That you think there is exposes your astronomical illiteracy, incompetency, and outright stupidity.

    Icy Truth (80b4e7)

  11. Why are we in Iraq?

    I wish Mccain could answer this one question… I don’t care about the whole host of other questions… just this one question.

    Daniel (adce91)

  12. Daniel…
    We needed to do something to get your attention.
    Now that we have it, why don’t you study the situation, and answer your own question?

    Another Drew (dbf36d)

  13. Why are we in Iraq?
    Okinawa was full?

    Lord Nazh (899dce)

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