I am somewhere between speechlessness with excitement, and being just plain dumbfounded.
72-year old, John McCain who is a hard sneeze away from 6 feet under just selected a 44-year old former beauty queen, who 18 months ago was the mayor of a town with a population of 9,000 as his running mate.
He might as well have chosen Cindy McCain. As a matter of fact, Cindy might want to start spending some more time keeping an eye on her wandering husband. It seems like every 30 or 40 years Exxon McCain dumbs his current wifey for a former beauty queen half his age. (of course he usually waits until they are suffering from a disability before he runs out on them, is Cindy’s drug addiction a disability?)
I am sort of dumbfounded.
The best attack the McSame camp has been able to muster against Obama has been his appearant lack of experience.
Their second best attack has been that the American people don’t really know Barack.
Throw those two lines of attack out the window.
John McCain just placed a 44-year old woman with 18 months of executive experience in the great state of Alaska an instant from the most important job in the world.
I guess that his hope was that a woman on the ticket would help pull off some of the disenchanted Hillary Clinton supporters.
This is making two large assumptions.
First, that former Clinton supporters didn’t watch his speech last night and realize that although their choice of candidates did not win, it was never really about Hillary and Barack, it is about voting on issues, and a quick check of Sarah Palin’s record shows that she is Pro-life, anti-gay marriage and a staunch supporter of the 5th amendment.
Not only is she Anti-Abortion, she is against the use of the morning after pill for rape victims and victims of incest.
Secondly, she is assuming that Women voters are going to support this choice in large enough numbers, regardless of their stance on the above stated issues. What he failed to see is that Palin does nothing to bring new people to the Republican side of the ticket, she is a hard-line right wing conservative, winning the 25% of the population that still supports Bush is not going win on November 4th.
I have to think that McCain made the absolute worst choice here. If it were to be a woman, why not Condi, or Kay Baley Huchinson, or Olympia Snow, seriously What the Fuck?
Joe Biden is going to chew this woman up and spit her out, he is actually going to have to take it easy on her in a debate, or risk coming off too harsh.
I just don’t get this.
After watching last nights performance by Obama, watching Palin’s speech today looked like the Prom Queen accepting her crown.
I don’t mean to be demeaning, but the woman has as much foreign policy experience as I do.