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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Palin Interview: Are You Kidding Me?

Ok, I've been pretty busy with work lately, so I admit that I'm still catching up. Frankly, I don't pay that much attention to mainstream media and watch even less TV news.

So I have to ask, at the risk of sounding sexist, can we all agree that the lipstick is off this pig?

I mean, come on! Can someone please explain to me the thought process that leads to the conclusion that this is an individual with any grasp whatsoever of anything of importance? She can't even regurgitate talking points with any sense or clarity.

Am I the only one who sees Palin as 4 more years of "good ol' boy" imbecilic leadership? Can anyone make an argument to the contrary without doing what McCain seemingly did throughout that snoozer of a debate, and that's start off every response with an attack or criticism of the opposition?

Without playing the "at least they aren't Democrats" card, what possible attributes, characteristics, and - most important - policy platforms make her and McCain attractive?
....Is it the drilling in pristine wilderness and off shore for what amounts to be just over 3 years worth of energy supplies (which, BTW, Palin and McCain disagree about)?
...Is it the continuation and possible expansion of the failed aggressive foreign policies and immoral (if not illegal) invasion and occupation of other countries a la the WWII mentality that led McCain to say we'd be in Iraq for a hundred years?
...Maybe it's the "comfort" of having so-called leaders who secure their ill-gotten power by trying to make us afraid of everything and everyone in the rest of the world so that we spend untold sums of money building idiotic fences that accomplish nothing more than to prove our idiocy?
...Or maybe its the ever-growing encroachment and role of government into our lives by the party who professes to be for small government (even in the face of the last 8 years) so that gays and lesbians can't marry and have the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, or, even better, who want to roll-back Roe v Wade so that women no longer can make choices only they should make?

And in the final analysis, what does this say about McCain if he truly believes that this is the quality and caliber of individual he wants helping him to address even the simplest issues? Can someone - anyone - help me to see the Palin selection as anything but cheap - and failed - political thinking by McCain and his handlers to bolster his so-called "maverick" leadership?

I'm serious. I really cannot conceive how anyone can think that this Republican ticket is what this country needs.

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