Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Michelle, my bell(e)

I enjoyed Michelle Obama's speech last night. I think she accomplished what she set out to do, which was to show that she is not a 'bitch with attitude', and that intelligent African-American women are not a threat to whitebread America.

We were watching on CBS (I root for the underdog), and they spent a lot of time showing reaction shots from the audience.

While I was moved by the speech, I was not moved to tears, like several of the audience members were. I think perhaps they were a little over-invested in the moment.

Anyway, tonight Hillary will outline her diabolical plan to subvert the convention and wrest the nomination away from Obama. Well, if I were writing the screenplay, that is what she would do.

I was reading a story off the Huffington Post about Bill Clinton not being happy with his role in the convention. An interesting read, to be sure, but what was more informing were the comments posted by the Hillary supporters taking Obama to task for stealing the nomination.

Stealing the nomination? When did that happen?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama picks Biden

So much for change.

"Meet the new boss, just the same as the old boss."

Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain and the Cone of Silence

I see that much is being made today of John McCain's ability to give short, concise answers during the 'Saddleback' debate.

For goodness sakes, McCain's been active in politics since before Obama could vote.

Do you really think that any of the questions poses to either candidate was new, unique, thought-provoking, or otherwise ground-breaking.

Obama like to go for the deep, long-winded answer. I don't think he should get points off for that, but when McCain can spit out his well-practiced campaign-approved policy sound bite off the top of his head, I don't think that means there is a conspiracy to cheat.

For gosh sakes, focus on something IMPORTANT!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The next Bobby Knight

I began my soccer coaching career this morning.

Despite my behavior with my own kids, I do have a lot a patience, and my coaching philosophy is modeled on Bill Murray's character, Tripper Harrison, in the movie Meatballs.

My wife would say my romantic technique is from the same movie. "Is that a bra you're wearing, or are you expecting an assassination?"

Elvis fans ignore rain for graveside vigil


Yet, after 31 years, the King remains dead.