With the delegates at the Republican National Convention officially making John McCain and Sarah Palin their nominees for president and vice-president, we are guaranteed that, no matter who is elected, it will be a groundbreaking first.
Nah, not the minority/woman stuff. That’s been talked to death, and even if it hasn’t been, it’s a little heavy for this site.
What I’m talking about is that, for the first time ever, the president or vice-president will not be from the continental forty-eight states. In Barack Obama, we may have our first Hawaiian president, and in Sarah Palin, we may have our first Alaskan vice-president.
To celebrate this groundbreaking moment, here are a couple of songs.
In honor of Barack Obama and the great state of Hawaii, the ever-cool Ventures with “Hawaii Five-O”:
(I think it would have been awesome if he had walked out to this song when giving his convention speech. It’s ideas like that which are why I should make several million dollars a year as a political consultant.)
In honor of Sarah Palin and the great state of Alaska, the also eternally cool Johnny Horton with “North to Alaska”:
Johnny Horton of course also did “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below),” but that song’s kind of a downer.
(I couldn’t bring myself to use this video. Alex, I expect you at a minimum to click the link.)