If it was Hillary, they’d have pulled out all the footage from the campaign.
If it was Dodd, they’d have pulled out all the footage from the campaign plus some shit about his mortgage.
If it was Kerry they’d have pulled out the footage from Oh Four of John O’Neill barfing his own personal issues all over the country and run it ad nauseum. Plus the windsurfing stuff, because that for some reason gets wingnuts hot.
I don’t know what they would have done about Chet Edwards or Sebelius but I’m pretty sure it would have been something similar. Whoever Obama picked, there was footage of them someplace saying something nice about one of his opponents. If the ticket wasObama/Jesus Christ ’08, they’d run ads saying that at one point, Jesus appeared and drew a cross in the dirt and endorsed John McCain. No matter what you do, they’ll hit you, so stop pretending it’s about you at all. Bullies don’t need an excuse to bully. You know what bullies need to bully? Oxygen and an audience. Fuck ’em. Make them eat that goddamn Koho.
My take on Biden: Dude, it’s the VP. I’m not supposed to be enthralled and in love. Biden’s a grown-up. I want him to keep his foot out of his mouth and up John McCain’s ass from now until November. The way the process was ramped up into a frenzied “who will Obama choose?” scenario brought the fun, and the fun has been in short supply of late, so that made me happy. Anything beyond that is wankery as won’t matter more than ten seconds from now, since things are moving fast these days.
Bring on Denver. Convention posting and crack vans begin Monday afternoon, around 3 p.m. MST. I’m gonna bring a spare laptop battery and hope I can coax enough juice out of my computer to make it a full six hours in the van with you all watching, but we’ll see what the technical limitations of theTent prove to be.