July 27, 2004

Great Convention Blogging

I said I was going to tune out the Democratic Convention, mostly for my own good, and that's pretty much what I've done so far. But, see, my friend Matt Welch is blogging it for Reason magazine, and I read Matt's stuff because he's good and because I like him. So I ended up getting stuck following the convention anyway. And that's okay because Matt's stuff is great. It transcends its convention-ness.

Oh, and Tim Blair is helping him out. He's wicked funny as usual.

Go read.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at July 27, 2004 09:16 PM

Ok, it was hilarious. And the point about courage is well taken.

But politics is a noble calling. At least, the Senator I worked for thought so, and he walked the walk. He (like many of them) took a pay cut to work where he worked. Many of what you would think would be official expenses came out of his own pocket. He worked what I would have thought were impossible hours-- and they were, because overwork was why he died.

So let's remember that while there are things not to like about each party and each politician, nearly all are motivated by selflessness and a sense of duty. Which means that there are plenty of things to love and respect.

Posted by: Rob at July 28, 2004 06:46 AM

I guess one man's "wickedly funny" is another's "viciously pro-war Australian twit."

I'm sure he's absolutely shattered by that insult, considering the source.

Posted by: SoCalJustice at July 28, 2004 02:23 PM

Wow, "wicked funny", how edgy and Goldberg-esque. You rot.

Posted by: Saag Paneer at July 29, 2004 08:29 PM

Saag Paneer, you are banned for being a stupid punk. Don't let the door hit your on the ass on your way out.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at July 29, 2004 10:33 PM
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