Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 | 11:16 a.m.
Winning the West - RNC
(A team of Sun reporters is at the Republican National Convention this week in St. Paul.)
Republican advertising consultant, who seemed unaffiliated with the McCain campaign, totally off-message in the bar of The St. Paul last night. (Drinking white wine and by himself.)
Sun: What will this year be like?
Adman: This year is the worst for Republicans since Watergate.
Sun: Do you know Sig Rogich?
Adman: He has John McCain's cell phone (mock tone.)
Sun: What do you think of Sarah Palin?
Adman: Can she get pregnant before the election?
More Adman: She should bring a breast pump to the podium instead of a glass of water.
Adman: The election is over. (By that, he means that with early voting, there's only a month before the voting begins, in many states. Though there could be a double meaning.)
Sun: Will Palin be ready?
Adman: Of course not.
Sun: Why not?
Adman: She has to learn about every potential foreign policy crisis, and the names of about 60 prime ministers.
Demonstrating how difficult this is...
Adman: Is Costa Rica Stable.
Adman: Do you know why?
Sun: You've stumped us.
Sun: Do you know of our governor?
Adman: No, can't say that I do. OH WAIT! YES!
Still no Gibbons sightings, however.