Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin

Oh my fucking GOD....

Oh my FUCKING God ......

OH my fucking God ....


Sarah Palin. I have yet to pick my jaw up off of the ground.

That's it. I am officially going to have to take a leave of absence from work to blog about this full-time. Expect posts on these and other fun topics:

McCain has met her once; spoken with her twice. EVER.

She is currently ensnared in an abuse-of-power scandal called "troopergate."

In 2006, she went on the record in support of now-indicted Senator Ted Stevens' (R- AK) infamous bridge to nowhere, stating (and I'm paraphrasing here), "the time to do this is now while our congressional delegation has the power to fund these projects" [translation: "while we can get the federal earmarks John McCain and I will claim to be against in two years when he names me as his VP candidate ... stop laughing, I'm serious, he's going to ask."]

Seriously less experience than even Barack Obama, who righties everywhere say has a paper-thin resume.

She criticized Hillary Clinton's "whining" during the primary (that's going to appeal to the disaffected Hillary supporters, as will her militant pro-life stance).

She believes in creationism.

She believes global warming is not caused by human activity.

She has less experience than Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. Relevance? Karl Rove recently said Kaine's experience was lacking, and that if Obama picked someone so inexperienced, it would be purely for political reasons, and not a wise choice foe governance purposes.

She endorsed Obama's energy plan.

She does not know, at least as of earlier today, what McCain's Iraq plan is. She has stated she focuses on state issues, not national or international issues.

God, I could go on. It's so easy.

One of my favorite bloggers on the web, Andrew Sullivan, is apoplectic:

John McCain first met Palin in February of this year and had a telephone conversation with her. That is the full extent of his familiarity with Palin until he spent time with her last week. That's how seriously he is taking the presidency of the United States. It's simply unbelievable recklessness. It's Bush-level recklessness.

Putting country first? This is a reckless act of egotism and politics. The more you think about it, and the more you consider how many charges he has leveled against Obama's alleged inexperience in a time of peril, the more outrageous it is that she he picks an unknown local politician he has only met once before to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Palin isn't the issue here. McCain's judgment is. It's completely off the wall. Is there something wrong with him?

The honeymoon is going to be short. The downfall is goingto be swift, and it is going to be ugly. I had better get to work.

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