Friday, August 29, 2008
So John McCain, after all that complaining about Barack Obama not being qualified to lead, picks a 44-year-old political lightweight as his running-mate -- a former beauty pageant runner-up and governor from Alaska in her first term.
Because she's a woman, and in the apparently senile dream world that McCain now inhabits -- the one where Sarah Palin is comparable to Hillary Clinton and petty tricks win elections -- she'll draw women voters away from Obama.
I think my wife just put it best: "He thinks I'll vote for him just because he put a woman on the ticket? That's insulting."
Not just any woman, though.
One with zero foreign policy experience (compare that with Joe Biden) who would take the reins of the United States and the free world should anything happen to John McCain -- who turns 72 years old today.
America, just go back and watch last night's speech again and wake me on election day.
(Incidentally, is it just me or did Palin in her younger days bear an uncanny resemblance to -- irony of ironies -- Britney Spears? That sound you hear is the Obama campaign dancing a jig and turning cartwheels.)
(Update, 12:48PM: So I just watched Palin's speech: an in-over-the-head hyper-conservative, full of tough talk, who can't pronounce "nuclear," pandering to a crowd that stops every few minutes to chant "USA! USA!" Sound familiar?)