More RNC Day 2 Notes
*On the one hand, we agree the Bush Twins turned in a pretty lame performance. On the other, well, they are 22. Karl Rove stunt casting? You be the judge. (Jonah Goldberg isn't impressed. Referencing Dawson. Nice.)Andrew Sullivan thinks otherwise - look for increase on American Idol vote. Rove. Damn you. Instapundit.com has more on this.
*Meanwhile Survivor's Elisabeth Hasslebeck addresses the RNC. Didn't see it, but Andrew Sullivan is talking about her backside if that gives you any idea. He's doing pretty off the wall commentary - nice to have him back.
*What's wrong with the Kerry Campaign? 1. Too many chefs in the kitchen? 2. Worse than that: Joe Lockhart totally the savior. 3. Worse than Lockhart news: Bush team hasn't really gone that hard. (Are they like Spinal Tap? Bush-Cheney can so go up to 11 still - Love it. Rove, again. See also: magnificent bastard.) 4. What else does Rove have planned? "Somewhere, Karl Rove is sitting in quiet misery, gloomily considering the prospect that by the time he's allowed to open up on Kerry with the big guns, the poor sod may have already self-destructed. Takes all the fun out of it." 5. Worse Squared: Kaus is amused that the story is so big (possible Kerry Team Shakeup) that Howard Fineman can't spend time to dial it via blackberry. 6. Kaus, working double time, traces Kerry problems to campaign drinking Kool Aid about three weeks ago. 7. Can you even shake-up campaigns this late in the cycle? See also weakness.