Thursday, September 4, 2008

RNC Cops, Goodman, Palin... Oh My

Posted By on Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:31 AM

I'm torturing myself as I write this post--by watching Palin do her RNC duty.

I'm frightened. She talks about being a champion for families with special-needs kids, and as a mom of a kid with an autism-spectrum disorder, I'm terrified to have her as my champion.

Palin's speech is being interrupted, with protestors scattered about and being escorted out. That's always fun to watch. Cindy McCain looks uncomfortable at certain points--that's pretty fun to watch, too. And Palin's youngest daughter, as if directed, licks her hand and then gently wets down her baby brother's hair. Kind of a Little House on the Prairie moment.

The site I'm watching it on is a citizen journalism site called What's equally frightening is its live blog of people grossed out watching the little girl fix her brother's hair with spit ... hey, sorry, but this is a perfect moment, and folks ate it up.

Can't wait to hear the pundits discuss it--and I wonder if any other special-needs moms out there are as disgusted as I am tonight.

But I'm also wondering if the deal was sealed tonight. Were swing voters seduced tonight with words like snow machine, hockey mom, and her hero, hero, hero, and better be your hero, too--John McCain?

Up above: Democracy Now Amy Goodman's report on her arrest, and the arrest of two producers, on Monday, Sept. 1.

I just love how elections bring out the goodness in all people, don't you?

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