AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 9/01/2004 10:21:00 PM ----- BODY: Convention Blogging - For some strange reason, I wasn't invited to New York to blog the convention. It might have something to do with the fact that the majority of my readers share my last name. So I'm resigned to watching the convention on C-SPAN. Tonight has been okay so far. The videos and small business people made goodpoints, but were rather boring. Third Day was great, as usual (they put on an excellent show) and I loved how C-SPAN felt the need to put the band's name on the bottom of the screen.

The tribute to Reagan was good - not overly maudlin or sentimental. Michael Reagan rules. I've been reading blogs to get other reactions on the convention. Overall, the blogs are doing a good job covering and commenting on the proceedings: Allah is constantly updating and obsessed with this girl. Andrew Sullivan needs to find his meds and stop being such a jerk. Ace agrees. PowerLine Blog got a great interview with Terry McAuliffe. Someone needs to tell that guy there's a difference between motivating your troops and pure delusion. Hugh Hewitt is always on fire. It's now 9:59. Almost time for Zell. UPDATE: Can I vote for Zell? "Defend this country armed with what? Spitballs?" The man was righteously angry and fabulous. Allah says it very well: "The guy was stupendous. If Cheney wants to follow that act, he had better come out with bin Laden's head on a f*****g stick." Cheney's line about being picked for his good looks and hair was good. He's not the most exciting speaker, but he projects a certain calm. This guy is going to eviscerate Edwards in the debate. FINAL WORD: MSNBC is such a waste of bandwidth. They have a terrible picture of Cheney on the front page at the moment. After Edwards spoke, they had a picture of the bottom-feeder with his "I'm so pretty" grin on his face. Cheney gets a scowl. Liberal bias lives, and it's not pretty. One would think they could be more subtle about it, though. --------