Wednesday, September 03, 2008


She needs just a teeny, weeny bit more BOMBAST --
but, oh my -- I think we have a winner.

Very hard to troll for my favourite line. This one will do.

"Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said, 'I can't stand John McCain.' Ladies and gentleman, no praise we hear this week will make it any clearer than that we chose the right man."

Or something like that. Point made.
Loved it.

Loved this too:

There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you ... in places where winning means survival and defeat means death ... and that man is John McCain. In our day, politicians have readily shared much lesser tales of adversity than the nightmare world in which this man, and others equally brave, served and suffered for their country. It's a long way from the fear and pain and squalor of a six-by-four cell in Hanoi to the Oval Office. But if Senator McCain is elected president, that is the journey he will have made. It's the journey of an upright and honorable man - the kind of fellow whose name you will find on war memorials in small towns across this country, only he was among those who came home...

To the most powerful office on earth, he would bring the compassion that comes from having once been powerless ... the wisdom that comes even to the captives, by the grace of God ... the special confidence of those who have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome.

She shoots, she scores.

Will the Dems pull their goalie?

Loose the hounds! And kick back and listen...

We interrupt coverage of Bristol Palin's pregnancy to announce that the U.S. has turned over control of Iraq's wild, wild west to Baghdad.

Memo to Barack Obama: Soon you will have nothing left to surrender.

...Victory in Iraq can't compete in an environment where Bristol's boyfriend is more thoroughly investigated than Obama's lifelong association with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers.

Investor's Business Daily gets it right. Read the rest here.

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle just gave the delegate crowd a chant to go with the proposed Obama iconography at left. It has to do with executive experience.



SARAH PALIN FACTS (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris-style)

Check 'em out, and contribute.

Here's a sampling:
-- It’s not raining in DC. Those are God’s tears of joy that McCain picked Sarah Palin.

-- Sarah Palin knows the location of DB Cooper’s body because she threw him from the plane.

-- Sarah Palin once bagged a caribou by staring it down until it died.

-- Sarah Palin once guided Santa’s sleigh through an Alaskan blizzard with the light from her smile.

-- Sarah Palin is the reason compasses point North.

-- Sarah Palin’s son is going to Iraq after the Surge, because a Palin during the Surge would have been unfair.


WE think they're pretty funny:


I've been scanning a few blogs and realize that I am at a tremendous advantage here in old Canuckistan because our version of C-SPAN, called CPAC (the parliamentary channel), is broadcasting the conventions (unless something more pressing is on) gavel-to-gavel, WITHOUT INCESSANT TELEVISION PUNDIT BLATHERING. Fancy that! Like others, I've even gotten fed to the teeth with the FOX folks, who are less obnoxious than most.

Anyhoo, it's late, so I won't say much right now, except that there is something very "whipped" about t
he President sending his wife to defend his record with more emphasis than he has ever done himself. As usual, Laura looks "hot" in red.

Fred Thompson thumped the tub harder for McCain than he ever did for himself, and made many punchy points, and told the familiar narrative of McCain's career with a fresh flare and poignancy. Enjoyed it all. I don't know what Fred's planning, but I've suddenly started getting emails from him again, which I hadn't since he dropped out of the primaries.

Naturally I'm grateful for the efforts of Joe Lieberman, who's pretty much flushed his place in the Democratic party down the plughole -- he's starting to seem like a kid who packs a knapsack and sets out down the long dirt road to escape an abusive and dysfunctional family. He showed once again, sad to say, what an ineffectual Veep candidate he both was and would be, because he's such a dweeby speaker. But he got rolling towards the end, and did a fine job. He spoke carefully about how Obama's "eloquence" was no substitute for "a record" -- not the vague and overused word "experience." Sarah Palin has a record -- number of days logged in office is not important measure.

One could almost wonder whether Joe's vanilla performance on the stump with Gore in 2000 may have been due to the fact that he had to sell out so many princ
iples to be credible on the ticket -- tonight he was speaking from the heart, which perhaps he could never really do eight years ago.

The tribute to Congressional Medal of Honor winner Navy Seal Michael Monsoor was very moving. I know the identities of several M.O.H. winners of recent years, but Monsoor will always be fresh in my mind, for my blog post about him served the extra purpose of encouraging my son during some down days in Iraq when, thanks to the carping trash-talk and defeatism of Democratic politicians in Washington, he was feeling discouraged about the mission. There were other military tributes, including a salute to at least a dozen of McCain's fellow POW's in attendance.

Tomorrow we meet the Fair Sarah.

High noon.

Do not desert me, oh my darlin'.