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I spent a sleepless night last night anticipating John McCain’s choice for veep. I don’t know why I was so antsy about it but I was. Watching the pundits at the Democrat Convention, right and left, breathlessly exclaim over Obama’s grecian, formulaic speech made my bad cold symptoms even worse. I sneezed and coughed and looked around for the tissues. I didn’t cry my eyelashes off like Oprah though.

As I thought over the past few days of Democrat politicking it’s no wonder I had such a trying time. First, the insistance that Hillary bow and scrape to Obama at the Democrat National Convention. It bothered me that so many Democrat (and some Republican) pundits insisted that both she and Bill had to endorse Obama. Why?

Then, Jimmy Carter made an outrageous attack on John McCain’s comments about his five years as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton and just like a pet poodle the New York Times and the leftist media filled the blogosphere with articles castigating McCain for “milking” his service to the country. I’ve rarely heard McCain speak of his days as a POW in Vietnam and he certainly doesn’t refer to his military service as incessantly as did John F. Kerry during his presidential run in 2004.

Barack Obama’s angry speech last night made me think of Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Barack doesn’t seem to see much that he likes in this country even though no country in the world would have seen him elevated to such heights. Cameron spent a whole day in Chicago with Ferris and Sloane playing hooky from school but still the uptight Cameron Frye hadn’t seen anything good.

- Ferris: Cameron, what have you seen today?
Cameron: Nothing good.
Ferris: Nothing - wha - what do you mean nothing good? We’ve seen everything good. We’ve seen the whole city! We went to a museum, we saw priceless works of art! We ate pancreas!

This morning, John McCain was better than Ferris Bueller.

I really feel like he’s gotten me out of summer school.

I was hoping that Mitt Romney would be McCain’s pick for vice president but when I kept hearing that Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska might in actuality be Senator McCain’s selection I was surprised and kind of excited so I started looking for articles about her. But I had to go to work so I was held in suspense until lunch. I was home just in time to watch Senator McCain introduce Sarah Palin as his vice presidential pick. I saw Gov. Palin deliver her exuberant speech and felt the excitement growing.

Transcript here

Now the Democrats are searching for a hook on which to hang Gov. Sarah and after all the misogynistic statements which have come from Barack Obama, his campaign and many of his fellow Democrat male and sadly, female supporters, I begin to wonder just what is the hangup Obama has with women?

Will Democrat women vote for McCain with Sarah Palin as his running mate? I don’t understand why they wouldn’t. It wasn’t enough that the liberal doods took out Hillary during the primary. The male sexists are now going after Palin with a vengeance.

But for antsy but hopeful Republicans like me, it’s been a great day. John McCain made an excellent selection in Governor Sarah Palin. She’s real, she’s a conservative, a reformer, a pork buster, a Governor, a former mayor, pro-life, a wife and mother of five and she’s not too vain to be seen in glasses!


See what I mean?

Did Obama give a speech last night?