Heading to Montreal
Tonight I fly to
I am shooting the show tonight so while that happens I will be recording the candidates' speeches so I can watch them on my laptop during the flight to
All will be revealed at rickmercer.com, or at least the beer question will be answered.
So far I have tried to watch as much of the convention as I could but work keeps getting in the way.
I was lucky enough to catch the opening ceremonies and they certainly set the tone. I am not much of a fan of this “nation inside a nation" notion but when the Quebecois are in charge of booking the talent it’s hard to argue with it. I would suggest that whoever thought it was a good idea to feature the dancing dude in the super tight pants and giant mullet so prominently is not just from another nation but another planet.
I missed the tribute to Paul Martin because of work last night but I did get home in time to catch his speech. Too bad he didn’t make a few more like that during the campaign; he might have avoided this whole messy retirement ordeal. It was refreshing though to see Martin speak without him promising all Canadians free tuition or a billion dollars. It was a good speech though; I’ll give the man that. The baby was a nice touch; I might try that next time I have to address a crowd.
Until Montreal mes amis.