Monday, May 19, 2008

Whoops! - McCain acceptance speech scheduled opposite NFL season opener

Un. Be. Lievable.

John McCain's speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention will not be the Must-See TV event of the night. The speech, inarguably the climax of the convention, will have a little competition in the form of the NFL season opener between the Superbowl champion New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.

How does something like this happen? I mean, why not just wait a few months and schedule the final night of the convention opposite the Superbowl?

How are they going to fix this? Absent getting the NFL to reschedule the season opener, I suppose they could move McCain's acceptance speech up to one of the earlier days. Might make the rest of the convention kind of anticlimactic, though.

I guess convention manager Doug Goodyear should have spent a little less time flacking for the military junta in Burma, and a little more time actually managing the convention. Before he got fired, that is.

[h/t Greg Saunders]

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