02 September 2008

Sarah Palin

I just want to mention that McCain's choice of VP is tremendously flawed. I mean, I may have liberal leanings (understatement of the year?), but Palin seems almost like an anti-McCain. There is evidence that she is even pro pork barreling, having setup nearly as much in federal funds for her home town of Wasila, AK was allocated to the entirety of Boise, ID. Not only that, she has less experience in the political theater that we call the national stage than, well, damn near anyone else McCain could've picked. And, of course, there's the greatly over publicized fact that her 17 year-old daughter is pregnant, but it's okay because she's going to marry the father (yay conservatism). All of this information is available in her Wikipedia Article.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest, just as many other people have done, that McCain chose her to get the Clinton voters. If so, he's assuming, at best, that Clinton supporters cannot tell the difference between completely distinct female politicians. At worst, he's assuming that the only relevant factor is the number of X chromosomes that his ticket has.

The most exciting part of the whole thing? You can find some really bizarre photos of Palin if you google image search for her. One I found had her holding a rifle while wearing an american-flag swimsuit. If that doesn't scream professionalism, I don't know what does.

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