14 August 2000
8:04 PM: This is too much. I'm watching the Demo convention, and after this big long sappy introductory video for Clinton, do they cut to him walking up onto the podium? No, of course not. They cut to him in the hallway - this big long narrow shiny hallway, and he's walking up it at that quick but determined pace, for god's sakes this looks like a bad rap video or something. Like the theme from Rocky should be playing. Then when he's just about to enter the actual hall, they start up some kind of Clockwork Orange music, a huge bombastic German electronic anthem, Kraftwerk produced by Reifenstahl. Too scary.
And all for this potatoe-faced guy.
8:56 PM: And then! The Music Man!!!! They actually follow his speech with some musical theater shmoe doing bad Oscar schtick with Barbara Boxer from the floor, and then getting on stage and doing a scene from The Music Man. Hasn't anyone in charge of this convention ever seen that play? You know, the one about the smooth-talking con man who comes in and sells the whole town a bunch of hoeey? Oh sure so maybe it has a happy ending, but still.
Or, but, who knows, maybe it was Clinton himself that picked this. "Thass goddamm right, Ah'm the Music Man, hell fuckin yeah, and come November when y'all're a buncha losers y'all'll remember that!"
Willfully blind self-indulgent nebbish or amusingly quirky old coot? And how bout that local sports team? Discuss among yourselves.
All names are fake, most places are real, the author is definitely unreliable but it's all in good fun. Yep.
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