Ready for a return to regular programming

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 16:48 PM.

Last week, I had limited success trying to balance my convention attention, not to be confused with conjunction junction. I honestly tried to catch the Democrats’ playlist but simply couldn’t force myself to listen to the more ridiculous noises coming out of Charlotte.

I guess I inhabit a different universe, where two plus two equals four. In their land, things don’t have to add up and nobody seems to care. Oh well, that’s why they make so many ice cream flavors. Ask Ben and Jerry.

They don’t deny the millions of unemployed but then insist they’re successful in creating jobs. I guess they truly believe it because their speakers say it and those speakers are all honorable men and women. However paraphrasing Shakespeare, I think their party should be made of smarter stuff.

I cringed a little when they took credit for "saving" the automobile industry. Airlines go in and out of structured bankruptcies on almost a scheduled basis and their planes don’t halt in mid-air.

Had GM flew the same route, production lines wouldn’t have screeched to a halt but the company would have shed onerous union contracts and individual stockholders would’ve still owned it. The president was a savior, but only of the United Auto Workers.

There was some humor. When they got to their "God and Jerusalem" floor vote, it was obvious the chairman was trying to herd goldfish. Truth be told, the "ayes" didn’t have it.

I caught most of Bill Clinton’s speech which — as expected — was excellent. He’s definitely a politician’s politician. There’s no candidate from either party who couldn’t learn from him.



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