"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We Made This Up

Well, actually, we didn't make this up.

Reuters reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.


Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

The show should provide a striking image for the millions of Americans watching on television as Obama delivers a speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.
That's an understatement. Apparently accepting his party's nomination against a backdrop of red, white and blue bunting and American flags is insufficient. Of course, when you perceive yourself not as merely a candidate for President of the United States, but as the transcendent savior of mankind, mere flags are plainly inadequate.

Some militant nonconformists have imagined the scene:


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