Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chopped Liver and Onions Night in Tampa

The parade of losers was a long one.

John Thune, Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty all aspired to the Republican nomination that Mitt Romney will accept tomorrow. Rand Paul made the personal appearance for his father Ron. They all undoubtedly aspired to the VP slot that Paul Ryan took later in the evening.

There was John McCain, the nominee who came up short in 2008, and Mike Huckabee who came up short to him. The two George Bushes showed up in a brief video, where they were upstaged by Barbara and Laura.

I missed Mitch McConnell, I'm sure that was as painful as the blogs are saying it was. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens were painful too.

Condaleeza Rice gave the first good speech of the evening. Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez brightened up an otherwise dull evening.

Finally, there was the headliner Paul Ryan. Suffice it to say he talked for what seemed like a long, long time. And then it was over.

I cooked up a tasty three egg omelet with chopped liver and onions. I guess I've lost the taste for convention speeches.

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