August 23, 2004


Of the upcoming NYC Republican Convention, Mark Steyn writes:

One of the most agreeable aspects of the Republican Party is that there's minimal risk of running into celebrities.

Not so! Roger L. Simon will be there, determinedly running into as many people as he can. (Granted, Roger isn’t a “celebrity” in the usual sense, i.e. mentally ill and unable to read, but he’s the best we can expect.) Actually, I think we’ll see more than a few celebs at RepCon DeathFeast ’04 … mainly amongst the protesters. They’ll have to chant extra loud.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 23, 2004 01:56 PM

Hey Tim, you forgot-----and fresh out of drug rehab, and or jail.

Posted by: yoJimbo at August 23, 2004 at 02:12 PM

RepCon DeathFeast '04!

That's why I come here.

Posted by: JDB at August 23, 2004 at 02:44 PM

>mentally ill and unable to read

I'm confused. How is that different than the normal celebrity?

Posted by: John Davies at August 23, 2004 at 04:09 PM

I'm so glad the RNC will not foist *their* celebs. onto us. I don't care what celebs endorse (or don't) them, just as long as the coverage isn't hijacked by celebrity endorses.

It's getting harder to tell the difference between the DNC and the Academy Awards because there are so many celebs. around. Their presence detracted from the DNC coverage.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at August 23, 2004 at 07:52 PM

The RNC has celebs?!

Posted by: Quentin George at August 23, 2004 at 11:13 PM

Long Range Acoustic Device...I like that. Maybe they should just load it up with an extra loud recording of ``Carmina Burana'' or Haydn's ``Creation.'' That oughta scare the creeps away.

Posted by: Annalucia at August 24, 2004 at 12:11 AM

Fewer celebrities perhaps, but vastly more people I'd like to meet or have dinner with.

Posted by: charles austin at August 24, 2004 at 12:34 AM

And said RNC celebrities don't rely on political machines to bolster their careers.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at August 24, 2004 at 12:46 AM

Just because the Dems have more of it doesn't meant the GOP doesn't need some celebrity Hollywood wisdom, too. Maybe Schwarzenegger could encourage Repubs "to insight the base", "wet people's interest", or "enunciate a platform".

Posted by: Afflected aphorism at August 24, 2004 at 07:37 AM