If Sarah Palin asks again, I'm doing pretty good with "that hopey changey thing". I watched the Democratic Convention on CSPAN with USOpen breaks, except on opening night of football and that night there was some partisan bickering for clicker dominance.
The Dems threw a good convention. After the White Party the GOP threw in Tampa, it was a relief to see a rainbow of diversity on stage and in the house in Charlotte. The first night I was proud of MA guv Deval Patrick challenging the Dems to grow a backbone. San Antonio Mayor Castro shone, and was simultaneously outshone by his four-year old daughter checking her hair in the jumbo-trons. Michele Obama dazzled in brocade and performance. It was a pleasure to see how she has grown into her role.
On the second night the women shone - Planned Parenthood and NARAL were well-represented - and then former prez Bill Clinton, the S'plainer-in-Chief took his sweet Bubba-Elvis time rebutting the GOP Tampons and rocked the house. I'm getting closer to forgiving him for DADT, DOMA and NAFTA. I'm not there yet. Hillary watched on Skype from East Timor.
Gabby Gifford opened the last night and vp Joe Biden and Prez Barack Obama again framed the choice we have on election day. All the balloons had been used in Tampa so there was just lots of confetti but I could still see that Timothy Cardinal Dolan giving the amen sendoff. Really? Why not Rick Warren again?
Mitt Romney says the party is over and today is the hangover.