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The confetti has fallen, the "world's biggest celebrity" has spoken, and the McCain campaign has issued its grumpy retort to the nation. Now it's time to look back and reflect on the Studs and Duds of the Democratic National Convention.
Hillary Clinton: Her endorsement of Obama was so rousing and sincere that it even convinced Bill.
John Kerry: Swiftboated and left for dead four years ago, Kerry struck back with what the New York Times' Michael Cohen is calling "possibly the best non-acceptance speech at a Democratic convention since Mario Cuomo and Jesse Jackson."
Brian Schweitzer: The Montana governor lassoed the crowd with his bolo tie and never let it go. We haven't heard the last of him.
Those Adorable Obama Girls: Their sprightly cameo following their mother's speech ought to be worth at least a walk-on in the next Jonas Brothers movie.
Mark Warner: His keynote address reassured uneasy voters that even after the coming Change, politicians will still be boring.
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The Internets are all abuzz with chatter about last night's mysterious speaker at the Democratic National Convention, who brought down the house with a rousing speech about alternative energy. The portly, middle-aged white man has won accolades from sources as diverse as Forbes Magazine and the Northwest Progressive Institute .
Well, I did some old-fashioned research and discovered that this enigmatic orator is in fact a man by the name of "Brian Schweitzer." Apparently, he has some sort of job with the Montana state government, possibly involving soil. Whoever he was, you've got to give him credit for bringing the crowd in Denver to their feet with lines like this:
In Montana, we're investing in wind farms and we're drilling in the Bakken formation, one of the most promising oil fields in America. We're pursuing coal gasification with carbon sequestration and we're promoting greater energy efficiency in homes and offices.
But there may be more to this story. I might posit that this mysterious person has the speech-giving skills of a very famous politician … one Barack Obama. And to my knowledge, Schweitzer and Obama have never been seen together in the same room. In fact, where was Obama last night while this thrilling speech was delivered? How convenient! Supposedly, he was in Montana.
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