It's been an interesting couple of weeks in American politics. Barrack Obama wrapped up the Democratic convention with a speech that had my wife in tears at several points. Despite her contention I deny ever tearing up -- never happened. Really.
Then came the RNC which was a snooze fest the first couple of nights. The third night started off in a bizarre fashion with several former Republican candidates coming out to slam McCain. Of the three that I remember I thought the Huckabee did the best job. I might have liked Giuliani's speech better if he had done it in drag -- would have come across better in my opinion. The most bizarre speech of the night had to be Mitt Romney's. He came across like Goebbels, crazy and fanatical. Just like the crowd that worked itself into a frenzy at several points.
It was when Sarah Palin came out and delivered her speech. That's when things changed for me. Every third word seemed to be about hockey. She's a hockey mom, her son played hockey. Soon everyone in the room was talking hockey. CNN cut to a delegate interview at "centre ice". Since the convention it seems like all Republicans are now hockey fanatics. Unbelievable when you consider that hockey ranks somewhere down there with rhythmic gymnastics and table tennis in American sports hierarchy.
Then I noticed a funny thing the couple of days ago. The McCain campaign logo looks similar to the McCain frozen foods logo (see images below). Then it dawned on me. The McCain/Palin ticket is really a Trojan moose to make the United States part of Canada! Ingenious! When you think about it if John Candy had some facial reconstruction he could be Karl Rove (now involved in McCain's campaign) -- and Rove came on the scene not too long after Candy's "death".
So Canadians (especially living in the United States with voting rights) vote Republican! America will be ours!