WAS IT REALLY WORTH IT, REPUBLICANS?
OK, I admit it. You all have found one hell of a celebrity in Sarah Palin. Great story. Her political views are pre-historic, but she has great presence and she's a great story. Plus, she actually comes across as sincere ... even to me. So congrats, so far, on finding a diamond in the rough.
But seriously, was your convention really worth it? I'm a politics junkie and I couldn't stay awake through John McCain's speech. I'm told that the last 90 seconds was good, but I was literally asleep by then. So I couldn't see anything good in that speech, other than it will help my candidate (Obama) win the election.
If McCain is going to give that flat a speech, why then hold a convention? And why hold it Minnesota, where you guys are down by double digits? Don't you know how tragic that decision has been? My Minnesota Twins had to play fourteen friggen games in a row on the road because you were using their hometown. Fourteen games! They haven't won a game in a week. You've got their unhittable closer blowing save after save. Was that really necessary? What did the poor Minnesota Twins ever do to you? They've never raised your taxes.
Next time, hold your convention in Alaska and leave the Major Leagues alone. On behalf of all Minnesotans (including their passed-up Governor) and Twins fans everywhere, get the hell out of town and take your sleepy Presidential candidate along with you!
As for Sarah, she's earned a trip to Washington ... as Senator Stevens' replacement. I'll offer right now that if she comes to my town in that capacity, I'll cradle little Trig like everyone else.