6:20 pm- Might as well start early, as it is going to be a long night. To start, a true conversation I just had with my mother:
Mom: So, are you going to watch tonight?
Me: Sure. It will be great political theater, and regardless of your politics, it is a historic first for the country that you want to experience.
Mom: Oh. I was talking about the Steelers (pre-season game).
6:23 pm- Looks like McCain took the high road for a change:
Good for him.
6:27 pm- Right now, 9/11 truthers led by that nitwit Alex Jones are blasting their nonsense through megaphones at the MSNBC set, and although it is irritating because you can barely hear the show, I have to admit there is a sort of karmic irony. After all, David Gregory and his cohort torture the American public blasting their insipid bullshit through the airwaves every night, now they are getting a dose of their own medicine.
7:03 pm- BTW, while I admire the balls it takes to pull this off tonight, and I have mocked the wingers making fun of the greek columns, I would be lying if I didn’t think this whole soiree was a bit much. But, however, I have learned to trust the instincts of these guys, so, I will just sit back and enjoy, rather than second guess.
7:20 pm- Andrea Mitchell sounds drunk or exhausted. I bet her make-up is going to be teh awesome after a few hours of marinating in the 80-90 degree heat.
7:34 pm- Lot of rumbling about Pawlenty. Looks like Mittens might get shut out.
7:35 pm- Obligatory shout out for C-Span.
7:45 pm- So to play along at home, text “DNC” 62262 and you get a response. Not really sure what it accomplishes.
8:20 pm- Harumph. This is kind of slow.
8:23 pm- Bill Richardson: “John McCain can pay hundreds of dollars for his shoes, but we’re the ones who will pay for his flip flops.” Heh.
8:32 pm- I love Stevie Wonder, and he is much preferable to that good awful band last night.