The End of an Era
I keep meaning to post on the GOP's 2008 convention logo featuring an elephant adopting a "wide stance" and attempting to mount the numerals. All joking aside, it seems to me that this ought to put to bed the notion that Republicans are just inherently better at the trivial and symbolic elements of the political world since this one doesn't really pass the laugh test.
I also have to wonder on behalf of the good people of St. Paul, Minnesota if they're not taking offense at the idea that this convention is being held in a mythic place known as "Minneapolis - St. Paul." There's an arena in Minneapolis -- the Target Center where the Timberwolves play -- and that's not where the convention is. Instead, it's going to be at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. I don't know the region, though, and maybe St. Paulers don't mind this sort of thing.