OK. Cracking knuckles, shaking out arms, bouncing on balls of feet. Breathing in through the nose….out through the mouth.
I’m goin’ in…
Oh…it’s Cindy. John showers her with unconditional love and support. You can trust him. (Trust her). And heeeere’s Sarah! She’s wearing some kind of low cut silky thing under her blazer. What’s with that? Moose hunting pistol packing mother of 5…. here we go again.
Invocation of Ronald Reagan. Her father’s plane was shot down, but he was quiet about that and never talks about it for self gain. Just like her husband John…. HUH? She actually just said he doesn’t talk about it. Wonder how many times we’ll hear him talk about it. (smacks head)
Intro of her kids in the military. More handmade premade signs they handed out to people.
She keeps talking about her father. Hard scrabble roots. American Dream. Becoming a mother….something changed in her. OK, I’m going to go check my dinner.
Back. Orphans. Clearing debris of war. Rwanda. Somebody she met in somewhere in Africa. She’s there in the audience.
Talking about importance of national leadership. (Her emphasis). (Sarah?)
John speaks the truth always no matter what the cost. (Pepto Bismol. Still on the desk from last night. Ahhhhh.) Chants of John – Ma – Cain. Telepromter issues. She’s done. Man…how does she walk in those shoes??
Endless recording of Johnny B. Goode. Bathroom break.
Back. Lots of audience shots. There’s Bristol with baby. Lots of cowboy hats and red white & blue. The ginormous flag is back. Kool & the Gang. Now Sarah has the baby. A Dems for McCain sign. I’m glad I know they hand them out at the door. Red inflatable pig? What is that? Pork? Can’t be. Maybe at an Alaskan convention, though.
Someone held up a Palin Power sign and did a fist pump, and the sign fell on his head. Oh God. It’s a Drill Baby Drill sign someone wrote with a sharpie on a flattened cardboard box. This is surreal. I may not make it.
John McCain slideshow! P.O.W…..less than 10 seconds in. “Some call him names that can’t be repeated?” Huh? His mother just called him a “Mama’s boy.” I’m confused.
Father ordered carpet bombing of Hanoi while his son was imprisoned there, because for the McCains it was always country first. Airplanes. Fires. 134 men burned to death. Wounds not addressed. Torture, filthy prison, violently ill, survived because of faith. I don’t like this. Dinner check.
5 1/2 years of torture could have left him bitter and broken, but he came back to the U.S. with a smile on his face! Sheesh.
Do anything to keep taxes low. Abhors waste. Outspoken. Honest (there they go again!) Larger cause. Love for America. Country first.
What a life. What faith. What a family. What good fortune we will choose this leader at this time. Trumpets. Second picture of African American family in the slideshow.
Back to the tiny dank cell. When you’ve lived in a box, the world becomes clear. When you’ve lived in a box….When you’ve lived in a box (repeat)….Country first.
And here he is. Yellow tie? U-S-A U-S-A, etc. Green background? I thought they weren’t going to do that any more. Oh, it’s green grass in a slide of a giant stately home. Wha…. Is it one of his??
AAA! Someone held up a McCain Votes Against Vets sign!!!! They must have smuggled it in. Holy cow. And another guy in a Vets Against the War t-shirt giving the double peace signs!!! Man…
Cindy is his inspiration. (but Sarah is his soulmate?) They’ve got to change that slide. It’s like the green screen challenge on the Colbert Report where people send in submissions to make him interesting.
No substance yet. Thank you for your consideration to the undecided voters. A word to Obama supporters. A lone boo. You have my respect and admiration. 8 people clapping. We are fellow Americans. That means more to me than anything else. Applause.
“My friends”. Everybody drink!
Now it’s a bright blue slide that is scorching my retinas. What IS that??
CODE PINK IS IN THE HOUSE!! She’s getting hauled off to shouts of USA USA. “My friends, please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static….heh heh heh.”
Another code pink! Unbelievable. More chants of USA. They didn’t show her this time, though. Man. McCain looked ticked off at that one. His face changed color.
More Sarah Palin. Executive experience. Cut taxes, energy issues, across the aisle. Worked with her hands. Small business. Worried about cost of gas and groceries. I can’t wait until I introduce her to Washington…hehehehe. Grimace of death. To the ‘me first, country second crowd – “Change is Coming!” Applause.
Keeping promises. Strenghth. Backbone. Maverick. Marches to the beat of his own drum….. Come on, where’s another code pink?
Oh, the blue is sky with a flagpole. It’s agonizing.
Pork barrel projects will be vetoed when they come across his desk and we will know their names x 2. I fought union bosses. Cheers. I fought trial lawyers. Fought for more troops when it wasn’t popular. Wild applause. USA USA USA. “I’d rather lose an election than see my country lose a war.” Standing ovation.
I fight for this and that. People who coach little league, teachers, son with autism. These people matter to him. I fight for (fill in family name). Honor the sacrifice of soldiers by keeping country safe.
The man is no orator. I keep thinking of Obama’s speech. What time is is? Obama passed corporate welfare bill for oil companies? I think that’s what he said.
We’re all God’s children and we’re all Americans. We believe in low taxes, open markets, risk takers, letting people keep the fruits of their labor, strong defense, culture of life, judges who don’t legislate from the bench (unless they’re on our side). Values of family, neighborhoods and communities. Government that doesn’t make your choices for you, let’s you make them for yourself (unless it has to do with reproductive rights).
Opponent will raise taxes, raise government spending, will eliminate jobs, will put a beaurocrat stands between you and your doctor. Lots of boos. What time is it?
Teleprompter problem. Opponent wants to wish away global economy. More teleprompter problems. I bet people have tuned out because of the blue background eye torture alone. Did I say torture?
Need to empower parents with choice about schools. (Just not in family planning). Get rid of bad teachers. Standing ovation. BIG teleprompter problem. This is ugly.
Obama wants unions and beurocrats in school. Teleprompter problem. Stop sending money to foreign countries who don’t like us very much. (What about the foreign countries sending US money that don’t like us very much?) Drill now! Drill now! “Drill Baby Drill” with a shot of “Environmentalists for McCain”.
My friends! Drink!
He just said “electric auto-mobiles”. (They call them ‘cars’ now)
Ooo. Wide camera shot with lots of empty seats.
Al Qaeda will strike us again. Iran is the chief state sponsor of terrorism. On their way to nuclear weapons. Russia invaded small neighbor to gain control of the world’s oil supply. (Who would do such a thing?!)
I know how the world works. I know the good and evil in it. I know the leaders, and how to stand up to them. I know how to secure the peace. (with war?) He remembers when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
Change change change. Change. My friends!
I have the scars to prove it (touching chest). Senator Obama does not. Transparency, accountability, get things done. Doesn’t care who gets the credit.
Never a day he hasn’t thanked God for his fortune. Blessed with misfortune. Gulf of Tonkin. Here’s the conversion story. Used to think of himself, crashed into a lake, broken limbs, angry crowd. Dark cell. Left to die. Teleprompter problems. Down to 100 pounds. Changed cells. Couldn’t feed himself. Learned about selfishness. Cellmates saved his life. Solitary confinement. Teleprompter problems. Stayed in prison to let other guys go. Standing ovation. Guards worked him over. Broke him. Hurt and ashamed. Tapping on wall. Get back up and fight again for his country. Standing ovation. Fell in love with his country. “I wasn’t my own man any more. I was my country’s”
I’m not running because I think I’m blessed and because I’m annointed to save country in hour of need (with snark)….ARGH!
My friends! Call to service – join the army, become a minister, teacher, volunteer, serve a cause greater than self. (Become a community organizer, perhaps?)
Stand up and fight. Fight for America. Fight for Freedom. We never quit. We never give up. Fight with me! Fight with me! Fight! Fight! Fight! Stand up and fight!
God Bless America.