Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dead Parrot Picks Palin

Yesterday appeared to be opposite day in the Republican Party. Instead of running with a callow, inexperienced, and little-traveled child of a presidential candidate and a gnarled, foul-tempered, cynical old goat of a vice-presidential candidate they switched around roles. It fairly brings one back to the wonderous days of GHW Bush and Dane Quaylee.

Its probably good for McCain that the second placed Democrat in the tight primary race was a woman and not Barney Frank, otherwise his blatant tokenism would have been much harder for his zombotic horde of a base to swallow. Think about it- would rock-ribbed social conservatives ever rallied around a John McCain/Rip Taylor ticket?

Here Republican VP candidate, Governor of Alaska, and former beauty queen Sarah Palin demonstrates her policy experience in the fields of education and foreign affairs:


Clockwatcher said...

Every time I see that it hurts my brain a little bit.

weasel said...

While I'm sure that the Republican vice presidential pander-date can render her views more fluidly than poor Miss Teen South Carolina I doubt the content is any more coherent.

Mainecatwoman said...

You're right. This is what she can tell you about Iraq, in 12/06:

Alaska Business Monthly: We've lost a lot of Alaska's military members to the war in Iraq. How do you feel about sending more troops into battle, as President Bush is suggesting?

Palin: I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe. Every life lost is such a tragedy. I am very, very proud of the troops we have in Alaska, those fighting overseas for our freedoms, and the families here who are making so many sacrifices.

The Sniper said...

Just a bit of perspective here:

If you're going to use the word "token" when refering to Sarah Palin, you may want to look at the Democrats' picks for possible Presidential candidates.
a) A female freshman senator whose previous experience was that of First Lady.


b) Another freshman senator who had never held a real job or even authored any legislation. 130 "present" votes?

Come now, say what you will but don't throw the word "token" around lest you make yourself a hypocrite.