How can I stay cranky on a day like this? I just listened to the official nomination of Barack Obama on the Sirius Satellite Convention Channel. It was inspiring, historic, moving...I cried. Here's the video:
You know what made it most moving? The satellite radio channel simply broadcasts the convention, without comment by talking heads. So, I listened and felt what I felt. It was great.
Of course, when I got home and turned on MSNBC, there was Pat Buchanan lamenting the "phoniness" of Democratic unity and Andrea Mitchell trying to wrest some drama from a Hillary Clinton supporter. The MSM is useless, I tell you. And, as we learned this morning, they make me a little angry. I'm dedicated to watching the rest of the convention on CSPAN or PBS. Keith Olbermann, I love you, but even you are getting on my nerves with your blowhardiness this week. Thank God for Rachel Maddow.
I even have a little love for Hillary Clinton tonight, after months of harboring ill feelings. It must have been hard, what she did today. It's not that I don't still think the things I said this morning are true. But it's over. I'm tired. Hate is so much more exhausting than hope.