Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Local Maine Reporter

Well, you say you’re sure that she has the experience, but again, I’m just asking for an example. What experience does she have in the field of national security?

Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anybody else in America.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sarah Palin

I have been spinning my wheels thinking about the this pick since friday. The total absurdity of having someone who 18 months ago was presiding over a town of 6000 from a building that looks like a fish bait shop has left me wondering if it just might work.

John Mccain, recently 72, who spent half a decade getting his health decimated in a POW camp, just picked someone who might have to sit across the table from putin, hu jintao, kim jong il, with the lives of millions of people in their hands. This maverick choice campaign is now being sold to us. The defense of her credentials on the TV is so bizarre its beyond comical.

She has tons of the rightwing credentials of the other loonies in the party, creationism, abstinence only, kill the polar bears...., but below are, I think, those which are beyond expectation for someone running to be the backup to the president. Her husband was part of an organization which main platform was to advocate the indendependence of Alaska. She is someone who until last year recently didnt have a passport, someone who until last year hasnt really focused on the war.

I am sure the religious right will come home to his campaign with this type of zealot on the ticket but what about the rest of us. Her major asset to the rest of us will be her ability, with her former training as sportscaster and pageant contestant, to read a teleprompter and enunciate without looking like frankenstein or making us wonder if she is having a stroke when she speaks. Making someone look young, smart, compassionate and vital on tv in comparison to the rest of the republicans isnt that hard a hard job. Anyone remember Bush circa 2000?

Which reminds me, I cant think of anybody I would have been less comfortable with in that Number 2 spot. Mitt, Rudy, Thompson, Pawlenty, Graham, Lieberman, all of them are flawed and nuts but at least I am familiar with them and their flaws. Who would you have liked less. Jindal?

In one of the candidates most personal decisions, in what has been the most important executive decision to date that the candidates have made with respect to people of this country, Barack Obama picked Joe Biden to replace him in a time of crisis and John Mccain picked Sarah Palin.

This is more about John Mccain's Judgement than about Palins resume.

Country over Politics my Ass.