Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Warning: Political Content (Part 1)
A) Code Pink protesters interrupt during McCain's acceptance speech in St. Paul.
B) A primary plank in the GOP platform is National Security, with theirs being the party that will keep our borders secure and our civilian population safe.
Contemplating A and B together, two possibilities emerge:
1) The protest was stage-managed by GOP convention organizers, to give McCain something to 'spontaneously' riff on ("My friends... don't be diverted by the ground noise and the static!"), or
2) Protesters actually got in to the convention and did their protest.
If A+B=1, Then a question is raised over the general truthfulness of the campaign, right at its moment of inception.
If A+B=2, Then the GOP image as the party of security is called in to question, since they couldn't screen and prevent protesters from interrupting the nationally televised and widely-viewed speech of their candidate.