What He Said…What I Heard

I watched John McSame’s acceptance speeches last night. No that wasn’t a typo. It did seem to be several different, fractured speeches sort of stitched together to make one very confusing, “what are you talking about” speech but, maybe that’s just me.

Anywho, I caught myself in this predicament…

What he said (and I will be paraphrasing since I can’t possibly recount it verbatim): I remember when I was five years old and a man pulled up in front of our house…

What I heard: I remember when I was five years old and a fella pulled up in front of our cabin…

What he said: …and rolled down the window of his automobile…

What I heard: …and threw up the flap on the stagecoach he was riding in…

What he said: …and told my Dad the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor.

What I heard: …and told my Pa the Apaches had just attacked the Fort.

I know. I’m an evil little somebody but I just couldn’t help it. Something had to give! He seemed so lost at first. So out of sorts. So unsure. So up waaay past his bedtime. Then! Then! He finally does get some fire but it’s all directed at endorsing Annie Oakley. I was even more confused then. It was almost like he forgot he was the one running for president, not her. Or is she? Hmmm. Inquiring minds.

The only time he really had any honest to goodness passion was at the end with the whole POW part. I will give him his props there. I have tremendous respect for what he went through and the stamina and courage he put forth through it all. He deserves the undying gratitude of every single American on this planet for his sacrifice.

My gratitude he has. My vote? Not so much.

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