One of my favorite authors gave the closing prayer the first night of the Democratic National Convention. After Cameron Strang, CEO of Relevant Magazine, turned down an offer to give the benediction (he didn't want to appear to endorse Obama), Donald Miller accepted the offer.
Don is pretty serious in this video (thanks for posting this, Luann) , which I'm sure he is. But he's also pretty hilarious.
Below I've cut and pasted from Miller's blog emails back and forth between him and his presidential hopeful.
FIRST E-MAIL FROM BARACK:
You did it!
Not just yesterday, but every day for more than a year, you did what the cynics said we couldn’t do.
You said the time has come to get beyond the same old tactics that divide and distract us, and you gave people a reason to believe again.
We’re within reach of the nomination, and we are ready to take this country in a new direction.
Thank you for your continued support, and for everything you’ve done to make this possible.
Wow. I’m shocked. How did you get my e-mail address? I signed up on a clip board a cute hippie handed me, did you get my address from her? Do you know her? Can you ask her to call me? Anyway, no biggie, just cool that you wrote.
I wanted to talk to you after the rally but the guy with the curly earphones said you were busy. As for your e-mail, I don’t remember saying “the time has come to get beyond the same old tactics that divide and distract us,” but that’s exactly how I feel. I say a lot of things I don’t remember. My roommate Jordan said I said he could eat my leftover calzone from Pizzicatta but I don’t remember saying that and I know I was planning on having it for breakfast the next day.
Anyway, I hear you are going to Europe. I was thinking about trying to get over there myself but the exchange rate is nuts. My friend Karl said he pad nine bucks for a pint. That’s out of my league. Are you backpacking? Staying in hostels? Watch out in Amsterdam, that place is crazy. Write back about that hippie girl.
I gotta go.
Read the rest of his emails here >>>>> HT: Donald Miller