July 28, 2004

Dem-Convention, Last Night and Tonight.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:31 pm

Sharpton small.jpgLast night, I tried mightily to get through it all. I heard Ted Kennedy, Dick Gephardt and Howard Dean, which left me in a weakened state. Tom Daschle scored the knockout punch, sending me into the arms of Morpheus. When I awoke several hours later in the middle of the night, I caught Teresa Heinz Kerry’s appearance on a C-Span re-run. My impressions:

Ted Kennedy: Describing the Americans at Lexington and Concord, he said, “… and, the embattled farmers fired shirt round the world.” I’m thinking it must have been bad ice.

Dick Gephardt: Hey, did anyone know that his dad drove a milk delivery truck? Oh…. Never mind.

Howard Dean: Each time I see him, he looks more like Jack Torrance (“Heeeerrrrrr’s Johnny!!”) from The Shining.

Tom Daschle: It took him fewer than 100 words to render me unconscious. The guy is good.

Teresa Heinz Kerry: Zsa Zsa Helmsley, the Lady in Red, appears to have stuck to her script, which was, I am certain, vetted by several staffers, all of whom likely had the hot squirts worrying about whether she would start ad-libbing. I wonder if there was a Campaign Contingency Plan in place that would have been initiated had she gone off script? Tranquilizing dart, maybe?

Hillary: She wasn’t a speaker (thank Christ), but the camera panned up to her while Mrs. Heinz Kerry was speaking. It looked to me like Hillary could gleefully push Mrs. Heinz Kerry in front of a bus.

Tonight, even though I am pretty well beaten up, I will try to watch the show. John Edwards is the featured attraction, but the traffic accident gawking part of me wants to see Dennis Kucinich, and the stick-pins-in-my-eyes and flail-myself-with-chains part of me wants to catch the “Right Reverend” Al Sharpton’s act.

Wish me luck.


  1. So it wasn’t just me that caught that expression on Hillary’s face.

    I’ll pass on Al, but I prolly try to watch some of the rest….except for Edwards. If you’ve seen one PI trial lawyer, you’ve seen them all. We’ve got a dandy down here. If you ever need a good chuckle, check out http://www.danivy.com/pages/857512/index.htm. Funny, he left out the list of bar reprimands and contempt of courts he’s gotten. He’s a hoot.

    Comment by Rita — July 28, 2004 @ 8:35 pm

  2. You’re a brave man, you are. I just can’t stick pins in my eyes. I sat on the couch and read a book tonight. Let us know how it turns out, OK?

    Comment by Lynne — July 28, 2004 @ 10:25 pm

  3. So once again, you come to my rescue and fill me in on all the convention detail that’s fit to print! WooHOO!!!

    Comment by Teresa — July 29, 2004 @ 12:14 am

  4. The Best Convention Coverage on the Blogs

    Jim of Parkway Rest Stop has been bravely watching the convention so you don’t have to! Through the haze of pain medication and directly from his recliner he has the best synopsis I’ve seen yet! Day One is here. Day…

    Trackback by Technicalities — July 29, 2004 @ 10:15 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress