10:25 PM - Ooh, nice religious rhetoric there.
10:22 PM - This part is actually quite good - he's slaughtering Bush on national security issues.
10:21 PM - It's just all so predictable. And so Mr. Rogers-y. But concise, which is good.
10:19 PM - He just sounds so nice. Even when he's criticizing Bush. It's so disconcerting.
10:17 PM - Really pushing the technocratic angle.
10:16 PM - Finally, it's Tim Kaine time. Except that he sounds like Mr. Rogers. A lot like Mr. Rogers. Especially the missionary talk.
10:05 PM - Thank GOD it's over. Now for Tim Kaine's response.
10:04 PM - We could have accepted the division of Europe? We did. It's called Yalta.
10:03 PM - We did nothing to invite ourselves into conflict in the Middle East? Moussadeq would beg to differ.
10:02 PM - Oh, that's where he was moving - churches can end AIDS. Take that, Constitution!
10:01 PM - Focus on increasing access to AIDS medication. Easy clap fodder.
10:00 PM - He's actually plugging his work of lobbying reform, and now Katrina? Oh, COME ON. This is too easy.
9:58 PM - He wants to ban human/animal hybrids? But I want a man-koala!
9:57 PM - Plugs Roberts and Alito. Complains that judges enforce the Constitution too much. Has a moment for Sandra Day O'Connor.
9:56 PM - We have proven the pessimists wrong? I think the last year says different.
9:55 PM - Yay, abstinence education! Yay, total ineffectiveness!
9:53 PM - Actually, focusing on increasing international competitiveness is a good idea, for a number of reason. I don't have high hope for Bush's proposals, of course.
9:50 PM - Okay, maybe some actual non-demented proposal to eliminate the need for foreign oil.
9:49 PM - Oh, fun, nuclear energy. And coal. Real safe fuels, those. NO! Hydrogen economy! Evil! ETHANOL! WORSE! KILL ME NOW!!!!
9:48 PM - It seems like every improvement he wants in the health care system would have greater benefits, more easily, with single-payer.
9:47 PM - Yes, let's watch him get destroyed on health care!
9:44 PM - I love Hillary Clinton, and I love every Democrat who applauded when he said we "failed to act on my plan to save Social Security".
9:43 PM - Yes, line-item veto! An actual good idea.
9:41 PM - I'm going to cut 140 programs to totally destroy the welfare state! Boo-yeah! And only save $14 billion!
9:40 PM - Fair taxes are "economic retreat"? Quoi?
9:37 PM - I'm actually sympathetic to the idea of American hegemony, so I don't object to what he's saying here so much.
9:36 PM - Al-Qaeda loves warrants, don't they?
9:35 PM - NSA surveillance would have prevented 9/11, according to Bush. I'm sure that cameras in the streets would fight crime as well. Not a good idea, though.
9:33 PM - So, withdrawing from Iraq means we can't fight AIDS or drugs or slavery? That makes a lot of sense, that.
9:31 PM - He's talking about Iran: calling them terrorist sponsors, radical theocrats, nuclear threat - all true. Not so subtly asks Iranian people to revolt. Like his word will make them.
9:29 PM - Gets plenty of claps, especially from Joe Lieberman, on the Hamas issue.
9:28 PM - It seems this whole military segment is due to either Cindy Sheehan, Paul Hackett, or both.
9:27 PM - Great: his speechwriters can't write for themselves, so they copy a Marine's letter home.
9:26 PM - He's clearly pleased with himself. For using half-baked, year-old talking points.
9:25 PM - "Second-guessing is not a strategy". Sounds like words from a dictator.
9:24 PM - Oh, so the military decides when we leave? Because that's democracy.
9:23 PM - Is he seriously saying that the Iraqi government is making progress? That we're winning? When the majority block organizes genocidal militias, that's failure, not victory.
9:21 PM - He's calling withdrawal isolationism? C'mon, call it common sense.
9:20 PM - Flypaper theory? Geez, this speech is stale.
9:19 PM - Good, he praises Islam. Watch LGF gag.
9:18 PM - This seems like the kind of speech Glenn Reynolds or Charles Johnson would have given a year ago. Isn't the "Cedar Revolution" a, er, bust?
9:17 PM - Democratic peace theory rhetoric. After Hamas, not so convincing.
9:16 PM - Already a 9/11 reference. I think that's a record.
9:15 PM - Good, he's talking about free trade and internationalism. Credit where credit is due.
9:14 PM - Geez, he's talking about civility in debate? In front of Dick "Go F**k Yourself" Cheney?
9:13 PM - Oh, c'mon. Suck up some more on the Coretta Scott King thing.
9:12 PM - I. Hate. His. Voice. So. Much.
9:10 PM - GAH! CNN is a complete tool of the president. Dismissed charges of cronyism out of hand.
9:07 PM - Here he comes…
9:02 PM - It's so disconcerting to see Alito as a justice. At least Roberts looks respectable enough.
8:59 PM - CNN's doing a quite atrocious hagiography.
8:57 PM - Let's do this thing.