Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Palin? Really?

I thought that "first do no harm" was the most important rule for VP picks, but apparently John McCain is too much of a maverick for that. The pick was made on her ability to go after angry Clinton supporters (who cares) and rally the religious right to the campaign (not enough cred to do so), but it's starting to look more and more like an absolute disaster. Chris Bowers runs through her ever growing list of problems, but I just can't past what this does to McCain's message.

All summer, McCain has been setting up the argument about Barack Obama's youth, and attempting to make this election debate of youth vs experience. As if those attacks never happened, 72 year old John McCain picks Sarah Palin as vice president. Argument destroyed, message lost.

Oh yeah, and if everything else wasn't enough, there's this:

"[A]s for that V.P. talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?"
Ooohhhhhh boy. To quote Bowers' response: "She doesn't know, huh? Hopefully, she has read The Constitution since she made that statement."

And bookies are taking bets on her being pulled from the ticket starting............... now.


  1. she's a secessionist, too! i thought we got all those when atlanta burned. better bring out the iron brigade and give em' marching orders for anchorage.

  2. oh yea, and there's this! i love that guy.

  3. Commuting from DC to Alaska to help take care of her teenager's baby every weekend is going to be a bitch. But, I suppose that is the price you pay to be the vice president and a great grandma.

    PS. Little known, yet troubling fact about Alaska. There is at least 1 vampire for every 2 5/8 eskimo(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389722/)...Odds are against her not being a bloodthirsty succubus. That's all I am saying.

  4. @nik0: I wonder who's going to be Sherman's successor in the 21st century, this time burning Alaska to the ground...

    @Nimsofa: I looked up that movie, and it looks like it could be the worst movie ever made. We're probably going to have to watch it.

  5. I've seen it. its bad, but no manos. i'd be down to drink to it. however, i may have a better movie recommendation if you guys are willing to WALK HARD.