Live McSame Blogging

September 4, 2008 10:13 p.m.

10:15 PM … Green Screen!!!

10:19 PM … Green, Baby, Green!

10:23 PM … I’m so glad President Bush is president. Now, let’s win this election and get this country back on track.

10:26 PM … I loved the part with the ritual slaughter of the protester. That rocked. That was the best thing since the Lord of the Flies interlude between the Rudy and Palin speeches last night.

10:33 PM … Can we bring in a few shrinks on that one. This is a guy most known for having a bad temper and getting into a lot of fights. He’s known for it.

10:35 PM … I won’t stand for Obama shilling for the oil companies! Enough!!! Four years of Obama oil-shilling is enough! Also, Enough!

10:38 PM … Can we get Palin back?

10:40 PM … It’s astonishing that he’s giving this whole speech from memory.

10:44 PM … Did anyone else notice this? A few lines back I think he called for abolishing unemployment insurance. Here’s the line: “I know some of you have been left behind in the changing economy and it often seems your government hasn’t even noticed. Government assistance for unemployed workers was designed for the economy of the 1950s. That’s going to change on my watch.”

10:46 PM … I remember back in ’64 when Barry Goldwater first said ‘Drill, baby, drill.”

10:50 PM … TPM Reader PT: “What are the odds Governor Palin drops McCain from the ticket? After a performance like this, it’s a serious question.”

10:53 PM … I’m trying to be objective in this. But this seems pretty feeble, no? What actually surprises me is that the speech itself, not the delivery but the speech, doesn’t seem that great. A lot of laundry list stuff.

10:57 PM … They/he should have started with biography. Much more compelling than the boilerplate that made up most of the speech.

11:01 PM … I question the wisdom of not letting anyone in the auditorium under 50.

11:02 … Nothing brings so much happiness as betraying all the ideals you said you believed in to try to take advantage of your last chance to be president.

11:08 PM … I’m insulted that McCain uses a lifeless speech to hide his lack of specific policy proposals.

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