(From an instant message chat Thursday evening during The Big Speech. For the record, I really liked the last half. And this was on the eve of Ms. Palin accepting the veep appointment from McCain. Friends, I haven’t been more excited about politics in my life.)
me: stop with the rhetoric, dude
Friend: who is dude
10:01 PM me: that guy who’s taking SO long to introduce O
Friend: oh yes, him
me: WE CAN!
Friend: i deplore politics
10:02 PM me: ooh. video tribute
the dnc seems more fun than the rnc would be
Friend: yes, probably
i went here
10:03 PM Friend: yeah, i knew a girl…a staunch dem who got free tickets
McC actually gave a very stirring talk if i remember right
me: that’s cool
10:04 PM all stirring speeches
Friend: ftr, i hope that McC does not choose Romney
me: me, too
Friend: i’m tired of the bashers
me: i’ve slated romney for the cabinet
Friend: and, i don’t want him bashing O
that looks bad
Friend: so, who will win?
10:05 PM me: oh, man. a lot of hillary defectors have crossed over to red
me: i’ve seen a few unsubstantiated polls
10:06 PM i actually think it might be close, with O for the win
Friend: yeah, that’s my current thought
10:09 PM me: you ready to pay higher taxes?
Friend: can’t wait
10:10 PM me: O had chubby cheeks as a kid
he’s his brother’s keeper. so am i
Friend: i can’t hear them over the radio
his cheeks that is
10:11 PM me: i forget you shun the evil boob tube
oh. here he is!
Friend: yes, but no tax break for me
10:12 PM me: do you hear the cheesy music?
Friend: a little
me: people are tearing up
10:13 PM the stadium is packed
Friend: thank you so much
10:14 PM me: seriously.
we can already
10:17 PM dangit, i’m clapping for michelle O
Friend: i missed her talk the other night
me: catch the transcript
10:23 PM me: tithing on change
10:26 PM becky’s a believer in free economy
Friend: and so her vote goes to…
10:27 PM me: she just disagrees with his economic policy
and i understand that
she might go mcc though
Friend: he’s not really inspiring me in this speech actually
10:28 PM me: not to stirring
Friend: he just sounds like another politician to me
10:29 PM me: it’s going to be all talk from here on out
and stuff we’ve heard before
so whom do we believe more?
Friend: yeah, it all sounds the same
10:30 PM do all the clappers really believe the talk…?
me: it seems so
10:31 PM if he told them to drink the kool aid, they just might
Friend: yes, maybe
10:32 PM me: oh. good. specifics
10:33 PM Friend: um, what about non-profits?
not included in the small business sector?
Friend: drilling in utah
me: will he? will he really?
10:35 PM Friend: can he deliver on that?
me: yeah. that’s a pretty big ticket
Friend: O, i want to believe you
10:36 PM me: if enough people believe him …
Friend: ah, education
me: if we sign on as our brother’s keeper
he’s against vouchers
10:37 PM me: what do they do?
i don’t remember
Friend: allow parents to move their children from bad schools to good schools
me: what’s he proposing instead?
10:38 PM Friend: i can’t remember…it was in the Washington Post today
me: okay. i’ll look it up
10:39 PM Friend: goodbye adult education
me: that’s kind of counterproductive, eh?
10:40 PM Friend: hard to measure gains…always gets cut
really, i’d be surprised if it was cut under his leadership
me: oh, you’re talking about his line-itemizing. eek
10:41 PM i like O as a new face to the foreign world
but, not as commander in chief
but mcc scares me too
10:42 PM i’m concerned about iran
me: it’s gonna get so messy, Friend
Friend: umm…pakistan has said no
i think so
10:43 PM righteousness will keep us safe O
me: vote for Friend!
Friend: i’m writing me in
Friend: but i think i have to be married, no?
10:44 PM me: wasn’t there a single president somewhere in history?
Friend: i dunno
me: or just hurry up and get married
Friend: yeah, i just needed a deadline
10:45 PM me: so many guarantees
am i wrong for being skeptical?
Friend: not at all
he will not deliver
on just about everything he is saying
10:46 PM it sounds like he’s reading this in a mirror
me: he’s very polished looking
10:47 PM nice on the rhetoric
10:49 PM me: what? compromise?
who’s heard of that?
Friend: you are the word expert
10:51 PM ummm…c’mon O…it’s about you too
you know you are a big deal
and you like it
10:52 PM Friend: your voice betrays you Friend
me: yep, that’s about him
Friend: sounds like Gore to me
10:53 PM me: and oprah
10:56 PM we cannot turn back!
Friend: you said it
me: yes, we can?
Friend: can we?
10:57 PM me: turn back?
Friend: no we can’t
me: he said we can’t
Friend: i’m confused
10:58 PM me: his family’s hugging him now
and country music’s blasting
me: pyrotechnics, not full-blown works
10:59 PM oh, here’s biden
Friend: he has funny hair
Friend: in the back
me: ooh. confetti
like it wants to be a mullet, his hair
Friend: yes, it’s trying
me: don’t make your hair do that, please
11:00 PM Friend: the only hair i have that will grow long is in the back
i might have to try it
me: can i braid it, then?
Friend: i think so
11:01 PM me: oh. real fireworks now
not good for the carbon footprint, O
11:02 PM at least the chinese could fake it
okay, sir. i need sleep
Friend: and me, goodnight