Nothing like a little break before the convention. And don’t the all just look adorable per usual? These pictures were taken by The Associated Press at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Hawaii’s going to throw a little welcome home bash for their quasi native son.
I’ll keep my eye out for additional pictures of the Obamas in Hawaii and post them as I find ’em. If you find any, send them my way!
This is a good time for a breather. It’s August. It’s dull. The cable news and its punditocracy are so bored they’re back to getting a woody over every fart and gurgle coming out of the Clintons’ mouths.
Honestly, I just don’t find what Hillary says to a small group of her most hardcore supporters captured on a cell phone news, especially since we all know she isn’t going to do jack crap. This “Showdown at the OK Corral” speculation is just that — speculation. I didn’t even find Bill’s inability to be all “rah, rah, sis cum bah” for Barack in that ABC interview very relevant either. Mostly because their passive-aggressive moaning means absolutely nothing.
Unless the two plan to immolate themselves in front of Invesco Field during Obama’s acceptance speech I just don’t give a fahrvergnügen. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd just can’t make me care just because Mike Barnicle is chanting “Fight! Fight!” while they guestimate what Bill is thinking based on facial ticks and voodoo.
But they have nothing to say when no one actually fights. When the Clintons throw out some faint praise. When Obama plays it all down and dismisses it all, pundits balk. Surely this is trickery! The media wants a repeat of the primaries, agitation for the sake of agitation. But no one will give it to them therefore the hype must be manufactured.
Everyone speculates that Obama will squeeze out the Clintons’ roles at the convention and then news leaks that Bill Clinton will speak in the Wednesday slot. As if the last two term, popularly elected Democratic president, no matter how big of a douche he’s been lately, was going to be boxed out of the convention. What? And give these morons MORE to speculate about?
At the end of the day, they’ll still be up there, skinnin’ and grinnin’, because they both are party people … Democratic Party people. And no one’s throwing a party where they’re not invited. All those cameras and pomp and circumstance. Bright lights. Big city. And he’s a former president for Jeebus sake! Why was it ever a debate whether or not he’ll be there? George W. is toxic and he’ll be at the RNC convention. Probably not near McCain, but he’ll be there.
Normally I try not to blame the messengers, but it seems like the messengers want to spin their way into some DNC disharmony hoping for any controversy during the convention when I doubt there will be any.
Why can’t we just call the Clintons drama queens and move on? Why the over analyzation. It’s not that complicated.