Don’t say there weren’t plenty of ambient points tonight for the convention scribes to get harried about tomorrow:
-The song blaring over the speakers as the McCains and Palins waved from the stage at the end of the night wasn’t the “Maverick” theme song, but Heart’s “Barracuda,” a rather conspicuously timed ode to Palin’s nickname during her basketball-playing days.
-The backdrop screen went from a repeat puke green (excited bloggers on that here, here and here) to a firework display (accompanied by what sounded rather jarringly over my speakers like popcorn audio effects).
-McCain didn’t wear a flag pin. (Gasp.)
-Did the RNC’s choice of balloons as festive air-filler stem from last week’s streamer debacle?