Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Friday, September 5, 2008

Convention Thoughts

-Throughout this process, Cindy McCain has stayed in the background relative to the prominent role Michelle Obama has taken. I think last night was an excellent introduction of her to the country.

-However, having said that, she should keep her speeches to a minimum in the future. It doesn't seem to be her element, which I actually find reassuring. I'm tired of political wives who use their husband as a substitute for accomplishment in order to springboard into politics. Besides the obvious example of Hillary, I'm currently represented by one.

-The Palin biopic wasn't quite clear. Is she a maverick or something?

-You know what conventions need more of? The funny hats. Everyone who brought a homemade funny hat should get an award.

-John McCain was certainly John McCain. There were almost as many lines designed to annoy conservatives as there were lines designed to make us happy. He used some humor, but didn't make himself undignified. Sometimes it's easy to forget that, as much as he ticks me off, the man really does have a special love for this country and a firm belief in doing what's right as he sees it. Tonight was a good reminder. John McCain is not flashy or sexy, nor are his speeches, but there should be no doubt that he'd rather go down fighting for what he believes in than survive through compromise. I'm not sure who should be more terrified by the prospect, liberals or conservatives.