Friday, August 29, 2008


McCain just announced his running mate: Sarah Palin. Yes, he selected a woman. And obviously did so to get swing voters who are pissed that Clinton didn't win the D nomination. Um, let's review what we know about Sarah Palin:

-conservative christian

-self-described “hockey mom”

-has been governor for less than two years (of Alaska)

As the NYT puts it, "The pick, confirmed by Republicans familiar with the decision, amounted to a roll of the dice, a gamble that an infusion of new leadership — and the novelty of the Republican party’s first female candidate for vice president — would more than compensate for the risk that Ms. Palin could undercut one of the McCain campaign’s central arguments, their claim that Mr. Obama is too inexperienced to be president."

I basically have to assume that people/Dems will see through this, and realize that they should not vote for someone that inexperienced and, um conservative. What I am interested in hearing is how McCain will justify the inexperience of his running mate, not that this is the first time he's been a hypocrite.

Maybe shouldn't worry, maybe we just watched McCain shoot himself in his shiny shoed foot. Right?


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steven karl said...

Yes I wonder what Eileen Myles thinks of the nomination? Since she is/was very pro-Hillary and very anti-Obama and made it sound (before Obama officially received the nomination)like if Hillary wasn't on the ticket she would not vote for Obama- so does she vote for a woman (VP) or an independent who has no chance of actual election.

Sadly, I know more than a few pro-Hillaries who said they were "undecided" once Obama secured nomination & this move is clearly to get those "swing" votes.

Julia Cohen said...

I will never in my entire life vote for someone who is anti-abortion. And I would never abstain from voting for any democrat if it meant that it could help a republican win who is anti-abortion amongst 500 other issues I disagree with. Even if you don't like Obama, and are still sad that Clinton didn't win the nomination, I assume you still have more respect for Obama's approach to education, international relations, and health care, and issues of equality. I hope to never have a female VP that I disagree with on so many fundamental levels. Oh Steven, what shall we do?