John Deeth Blog: Johnson County Republican Convention
Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
Man bites dog, fish jumps out of water, Deeth attends GOP convention.
Just doin' my job. Greetings from the Johnson County Republican
Convention, where I'm embedded as Al Jazeera's special correspondent.
(Actually, they're making me feel a little more welcome than that.)
It's 9:13 and we -- we? --just kicked off with a Pledge of Allegiance;
the pledger, Gen. Robert Sentman, says "I wish we still did this in
every classroom in the nation." Prayer is "in the name of Jesus." I'm
sort of doing double duty here since the JCDems will be in the same
hall at West High in exactly 168 hours. Sally Orr was working the
coffee table and says she's happy with McCain; "I got my picture with
him on the front page of the paper eight years ago," she says, though
she wasn't happy with how she looked in the pic.