I've been interested in politics for my entire adult life. But I've never been particularly interested in political conventions. I've never understood why they command three (or even four) nights of prime time TV coverage. That seems out of all proportion to their newsworthiness, as well as their entertainment and educational value.
This morning brings the news that the ratings for TLC's reality show "Honey Boo Boo," which follows the life of a child of the same name (and her 'redneck' family) who participates in over-the-top beauty pageants for little girls, topped those for the Republican National Convention last night.
You can read more on NBC News HERE.