Friday, August 29, 2008

Pandering

I'd say that there's no other word for McCain's choice of a running mate, but there are actually lots of other words.

Like "Transparent". McCain and the Repugs are trying to play to the disaffected Hillary loyalists. It won't work. Sarah Palin is no Hilary Clinton. Once again I have to ask: do they really think the American public is that stupid?



McCain-Palin: FAIL

Maybe what she is is a younger model. Ten years younger than the current Mrs. McCain, who was fifteen years (or so) younger than the previous Mrs. McCain. Is it possible...? Nahhh. Still, I'm betting McCain is upset that Paris and Britney never decided to go for a ride on the Straight Talk Express.

Some fun facts:
Population of Alaska (U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate):
670,053
Population of Delaware (U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate):
853,476
Population of Chicago (U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate):
2,833,321

Population alone doesn't tell much about ability to govern. But it is amusing that McCain chose his running mate from the state with the third-lowest population, since George W. Bush's bosom buddy Dick Cheney hails from Wyoming, the least populous state in the union. (Vermont is in the #49 spot.) And a state with a population less than one-quarter that of the city of Chicago.

As for qualifications - feh. I'll let others go over that, or you can look her record up yourselves. I am reminded of George H.W. Bush's selection of Dan Quayle as his running mate. Well, she sure as hell isn't that unqualified. Still, if McCain takes a header off the platform just as the words "So help me God" pass through his lips, beating William Henry Harrison's record for shortest Presidency by 31 days, will Sarah Palin be ready to lead?

I think the answer is pretty obviously Hell, No.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a good take on the situation, not too dissimilar with yours.

http://cupofcha.com/2008/08/30/palin-pick-not-about-good-governance.html

They really get to the heart of the hypocritical matter, with Ms. Alaska. Man, are the republican'ts the embodiment of evil!

Is there anything more pandering and desperate than this V. P. pick? cy

Pink Ink said...

A very interesting pick, and maybe even pandering, sure. But heck, it sure is good to have someone different to talk about for a change. I'm looking forward to how this choice is going to shake things up.

Super G said...

Apparently you didn't let my other post through OR I failed to post it.

But here is my initial reaction:

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - ho ho ho ho ho ho - ha ha ha ha ha.

If PUMAs fall for this, we deserve McCain as a President.

My wife's reaction to Palin, an actual woman who supported Hillary, was "this election is has turned into a joke."

Now the winger wankers are forced to now go with a line like "yes, we agree Palin's unqualified, but Palin's less unqualified than Obama."

Ha ha ha ha.

Of course, given Bush Jr.'s qualifications, they shouldn't be trotting down that path anyway.

Ha ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

The plot thickens:
Palin's down syndrome GRANDson.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/8/30/121350/137/486/580223

D.B. Echo said...

Super G, I just checked my mail and there's no record of that comment. Maybe it got bungled up when I made some settings changes.

Anonymous 1:23, that's quite an extraordinary claim. It will be interesting to see if this claim is investigated beyond the linked article, or if everyone will just shrug and decide to let it go.