No Drama Obama? The Democratic convention was anything but.
Laced with enough tears of anguish and joy to keep a team of crisis counselors billing overtime, the giant group therapy session belied the nominee's reputation as a cool customer.
On Friday, John McCain quickened the nation's pulse by tapping Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the first woman on the ticket since Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Palin makes passed-over Gov. Charlie Crist look like an elder statesman, having served less than two years as governor and, before that, as the mayor of a town of about 9,000 people.
Call McCain's choice inspired or crazy, but it isn't boring.
Read Beth Reinhard's column here.