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8/8/2008

Speaking of the Conventions …

Filed under: 2008 Election,Politics — DRJ @ 11:23 am



[Guest post by DRJ]

Yesterday we learned that Bill Clinton will be speaking at the Democratic Convention on Wednesday night. It was previously announced that Hillary Clinton would speak on Tuesday, the second night of the Convention. Hillary’s topic will likely be gender rights and equality. Who knows what Bill will talk about — race?

Today’s news is that President Bush and VP Cheney will both speak at the GOP Convention on Monday night. The schedulers likely hope that only the most conservative viewers watch the first night, especially if Bush and Cheney use their speeches to buff their own legacies rather than help McCain.

I find myself more interested in watching the Clintons, Bush and Cheney than the nominees. It’s like watching a car race but instead of wondering who will win, you watch to see who will spin out.

— DRJ

13 Responses to “Speaking of the Conventions …”

  1. Who knows what Bill will talk about — race?

    Well, he was the “first Black president” after all… 😉

    Robin Munn (6f355b)

  2. That is how I watch a NASCAR race, DRJ. My right eye is watching the 88 hoping for a win, while my left eye is watching the little fucker Kyle Busch, hoping he will run out of gas or run into a wall.

    JD (75f5c3)

  3. JD, I love how everyone hates Kyle. It has made teh sport at least slightly bearable in an awful year of boredom and idiotic NASCAR management.

    George Bush is unpopular. But he has accomplished much for the better. He deserves to be honored, even though it’s clear he will always be known for his unpopularity.

    However, it’s been a long time since he gave a speech that impressed me. I wonder if he’s got it in him.

    Bill Clinton will make a great speech.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  4. Kyle is the good one; it’s big brother Kurt that is the scumbag.

    Icy Truth (db73ab)

  5. Speaking of who will be at the convention, let’s talk about who won’t. John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter and that he was at the Beverly Hilton on the night in question. He denies being the father of Hunter’s child.

    Pablo (99243e)

  6. George Bush is unpopular. But he has accomplished much for the better. He deserves to be honored,

    Kyle Busch, on the other hand, is a preeening whining craptacular fuckhead who unfortunately has a great deal of talent with a steering wheel in his hands. Safer barrier for you, Kyle.

    Kyle is the good one? Good, meaning talented, I will begrudgingly admit. Dickhead, sure. Did I mention I do not like that boy?

    And I am positive, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that Bill Clinton will give a heartfelt memorable speech about how great Bill Clinton is.

    JD (75f5c3)

  7. I think Bill’s topic will be monogamy.
    He is an expert…on the effects of not being…….

    cstmbuild (6fc537)

  8. Pablo – Lies, Lies, LIES !!!!!

    JD (75f5c3)

  9. Well, I’m here in AZ where Kurt got his DUI and basically flipped the bird at Sheriff Joe.

    You don’t fuck with Sheriff Joe.

    Icy Truth (db73ab)

  10. Private meeting at the convention: Clinton — Edwards. Oh, to be a fly on the wall. . . .

    Icy Truth (db73ab)

  11. The Edwards story would have to break while the thread-writers for this blog are at work. Damn.

    Icy Truth (db73ab)

  12. “Bill Clinton will make a great speech.”

    Bill Clinton’s never made a great speech in his life, unless you think that talking nonstop for over an hour and a half constitutes something of value. Be honest about it – can you remember anything specific in any of Clinton’s speeches that were in any way memorable? Lots of blathering, little substance (hey, that reminds me of someone…).

    Dmac (874677)

  13. George Bush is unpopular. But he has accomplished much for the better. He deserves to be honored, even though it’s clear he will always be known for his unpopularity.

    Depends on how things turn out. Truman was extremely unpopular (lower than Bush or Nixon ever were) for botching the Korean War by firing MacArthur and then having everything turn to crap exactly as MacArthur said it would. Yet today he’s a Democrat icon.

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)


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