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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Robert Casey, Jr. at the DNC

posted by on August 26 at 18:39 PM

Well, that was a slam dunk with the delegates. The sweet lines:

John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That’s a sidekick.


The Bush-McCain Republicans inherited the strongest economy in history and drove it into a ditch. They cut taxes on the wealthiest of us and passed on the pain to the least of us. They ran up the debt, gave huge subsidies to big oil companies, and now they’re asking for four more years.

How about four more months?

That got the crowd chanting “Four more months! Four more months!” It’s a nice slogan. Too bad its shelf life is so brief.

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Just watched that, and he was amazing. Great job.
My first thought: "Who the fuck is this guy?!"

Then: "I don't care, he's a badass"

And he is.

Posted by Original Monique | August 26, 2008 6:44 PM

Didn't Maverick's sidekick Iceman in Top Gun get shot down? Goose was his navigator, Iceman was Val Kilmer, right, right??
Is that a subtle dig at mr. shotdown POW?

Posted by JD | August 26, 2008 7:01 PM

Maverick's sidekick was Goose, who indeed was shot down. He spent 5 1/2 years as a Soviet POW, where he lost his hair. Upon his release he tortured America for 8 years as Dr. Mark Greene.

Posted by DOUG. | August 26, 2008 7:11 PM

You're shouting inside your own oil drum.

Nothing else of interest last night except the Democratic National Convention which was watched by relatively few on the broadcast networks from 10-11pm.

Posted by John Bailo | August 26, 2008 7:12 PM

"Bush-McCain Republicans" and "Four more Months are indeed artful marketing slogans. But who wants to fly thousands of miles and sit through days of speeches to hear marketing slogans? Listining to a recitation of marketing slogans dressed up as a speech, and then responding by collectively chanting a marketing slogan back, would make me feel pretty dumb, if not downright brainwashed. Who are the people who get off on this stuff? Frustrated sales reps? Frustrated soccer hooligan wanabees?

Posted by David Wright | August 26, 2008 7:35 PM

and's more like 4 and 1/2 months...

Posted by michael strangeways | August 27, 2008 9:09 AM

I thought the line about W starting on third base and stealing second was classic.

Posted by Gitai | August 27, 2008 10:19 AM

Any good slogan is extensible:

"Four more weeks! Four more weeks!"

"Four more days! Four more days!"

On election night:

"Four more beers! Four more beers!"

Posted by Rob Lightner | August 27, 2008 11:45 AM

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