Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Picks Sara Palin for V.P.

While her spammers are probably rejoicing (see the comments here), the pick seems a bit odd. They're going to attack Obama for being a celebrity, then choose somebody "modestly" featured in Vogue? A less modest reinterpretation circulating online:

They're going to attack Obama as having a light-weight résumé, but put Palin's significantly thinner résumé "a heartbeat away from the Presidency"? What gives?


  1. You have to admit that Sarah Palin is pretty hot (remember she was in the Ms. Alaska Pageant) and MUCH BETTER on the eyes than Joe Biden. Oh and wait until you see the bikini pics!!! NOT BAD for a mother of 5.

  2. I'm a female who is totally comfortable saying when other women are attractive, but I don't think Gov. Palin is.

    Now John Edwards--HE is cute :) He has such nice hair.

    Having said that though, I think it's kinda brilliant that he picked a chick for his running mate. The embittered Hilary-supporters may cross party lines and vote for McCain-Palin. Also, JMcC can do the, "I can't be a sexist! I have a woman VP!" thang.

  3. I understand the argument, "wimin iz st0opid" so they'll vote for any ticket with a woman, even if it means switching from a pro-choice candidate to a pro-life candidate, from pro-worker polices to anti-worker policies, from tax and health policies that benefit ordinary people to those that favor the rich.... That's the sort of caricature that has Ann Coulter snidely suggesting that women (except her) aren't qualified to vote.

    But how many such women are there in real life?

  4. I would be disappointed if an appreciable number of Clinton supporters went over to McCain over this choice. There is a credible argument that Clinton was the most qualified candidate running for office, and I don't think it can be disputed even by those who detest he that she was more qualified than most on either ticket. I would hate to see anybody give credence to Kristol's notion that all "anguished Hillary supporters" care about is voting for a woman.

  5. This should endear Palin to the Clinton crowd:

    Once onstage, together with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Palin talked about what women expect from women leaders; how she took charge in Alaska during a political scandal that threatened to unseat the state's entire Republican power structure, and her feelings about Sen. Hillary Clinton. (She said she felt kind of bad she couldn't support a woman, but she didn't like Clinton's "whining.")

  6. I hope the embittered Clinton ladies don't cross party lines either...I only know a handful of these folks, but they are hard core. I sincerely hope that good judgment overcomes anger in the voting booth.

    It does bother me that people think all blacks will vote Obama and all women will vote for Clinton or whomever. I've never liked H. Clinton, and other women candidates (and men candidates, etc.)

    Hermes, I did not realize that Ann C. said that (or else I repressed it). I don't even know what to say, other than to wonder aloud what the hell is wrong with that...person (I can't call her a lady).


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