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August 26, 2008

My Thoughts On The Convention

by Brad Warbiany

On a Purdue football message board, one of the off-topic threads asked what we thought of the Democratic National Convention. My reply:

I hear Obama himself is speaking on Thursday, right?

I think NC State @ South Carolina will be far more compelling viewing…

As with most things when it comes to politics, the convention will be about as authentic to what will actually be done in Washington as the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics is to the life of an average peasant in a Shanghai slum.

As I’ve said before, I absolutely hate politics and want nothing whatsoever to do with it. The only reason I blog about politics is that– despite my wishes to be left alone– politicians seem to believe they have the right to tell me what to do and how to live.

They may have the power to do so, but the last thing I want to do is actually take part in it. So I’ll be tuned into ESPN on Thursday, rather than watching with glowing adoration as St. Obama tells us how he will solve all our problems.


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