Friday, August 29, 2008


When I woke up (oh... about 20 minutes ago) and learned that McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, my first reaction was: a woman, smart choice, and my second was: who?

First off, Obama's speech last night was incredible; I can't remember ever hearing a speech that so movingly discussed hard specifics. There's more to be said about it, but suffice it to say: if you didn't see it, watch it on YouTube.

And now — back to the present — McCain has picked Palin. I still remember McCain from 8 years ago, so I haven't developed a kneejerk negative response to his decisions. Plus, she kinda looks like Tina Fey. Okay, let's do a little research. As I turned on my computer, the commentators commended McCain's choice. Picking a woman is a game-changer. Picking a woman may help him pick up disgruntled Hillary voters. Still, they warned about her lack of experience.

And then I found a few articles about her and — is he kidding? Let's get a few things straight: she took office as governor in December 2006. She hasn't even been governor for 2 years! And before that, she was the mayor and a member of the city council... of a city of 5,500! What a metropolis! 

One quick real-time observation: J-Mac's introductory address sounded a lot like... what does that remind me of?... oh yes! Obama's speech last night! He's just wholesale lifting key words and phrases out of Obama's speech and using them as though they apply to him or his policies. What exactly about McCain or his policies will "fight for the American people?" It's appalling... It looks as though McCain just picked her so he could talk about a humble background the way that Obama talks about his own humble background.

Remember, folks, just because Tina Fey did Weekend Update doesn't mean that Sarah Palin can be Vice-President.

1 comment:

ZER0 C00L said...

Sarah Palin...

She's as "anti- abortion rights" as any candidate can be, she supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, she advocates teaching Creationism in science class, she'd like to plunder the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil, she's a card-carrying member of the NRA, and she's a total beginner on foreign policy issues.

But McCain is hoping to swing Hillary-supporting women voters to his side because Palin's got ovaries too. Good luck with that, pal.