They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I am in Chicago.  Sitting in my hotel room I have had time to watch the Democratic National Convention coverage.


There have been two really good speeches.   Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were great.

I have been switching between the 3 cable news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, Fox "News").   I much prefer MSNBC.  I enjoy Chris Matthews and their panelists seem the most interesting.  Fox is a joke, I have no idea why people (other than hard core right wing types) watch it.

Ben Afleck:  We tend to judge movie folk by their choices in roles and relationships.  By that yardstick, I assumed that he was a moron.  It turns out that he is quite intelligent and well spoken.  He could have a career in politics if he chose.

Ron Reagan:  He is best when he is being humorous.  It's hard to take him seriously when he talks about things he considers important, like the stem cell issue.

Michael Moore is way over-exposed at the convention.  I don't think that he is helping himself or the Democrats.  Did he really GO to Michigan State?  He used to rotate through different baseball caps.  Couldn't he wear a Michigan hat once in a while?

I really like Joe Trippi.


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