Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Democrats, Republicans, and Entertainers

Once again, members of the Grand Old Party have gathered in conclave for the purpose of anointing yet another incumbent President as its candidate for the upcoming election. Usually, Republicans like to gather in some friendly place that is congenial to their party's societal outlook and vision. Cities in the Midwest come to mind.... This time around it is different. The Traveling Road Show that is known as the Republican Party has descended, in of all places, that Mecca of Democratic Liberalism, New York City. New York New York, the city so nice, they named it twice.

Hordes of Republicans have rode into what may be thought of as "enemy territory." This is because, according to CNN, Democrats outnumber Republicans 5 to 1.

For the past few electoral cycles, political conventions have been merely set-piece stages for generating sound-bites for the fall campaign ads. The entire convention is carefully choreographed to produce an image of lockstep unity. There are no longer floor demonstrations for opposing candidates, multiple ballots, delegate walkouts, or floor fights over planks in the platform. Therefore the conventioneers have a lot of time on their hands.......

Naturally, many of these mostly white, mostly well-to-do men become bored. And what do many bored men look for when they are bored? Why they seek feminine company, of course. Being that their party is supposedly the "moral" party, your EdWonk assumes that many of the heavily made-up and overdone females that are attending this gathering are "off-limits " for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that if caught by a jealous spouse there would be a likelihood of divorce. And divorce is so expensive.

So what does a bored conventioneer do? Why he seeks the assistance of a professional "entertainer," that's what he does. After all, isn't that what expense accounts are for? Now since we already know that 5 out of every 6 people in New York City are Democrats, wouldn't that be sleeping with the enemy? Or do only Liberal Democrats do that?