Monday, September 1, 2008

I don't even know where to start. Yes I do. How about:
"This absolutely HAS to be a joke right? They're kidding?"
Let's get right to it: This is the choice for vice president of the United States of America? Should John McCain kick the bucket (a very real possibility) this is the person who will be running our country? Our country at a rather fragile time? We're engaged in an existing war that's bankrupting us with the possibility of maybe another war. The economy is miserable. Our worldwide neighbors hold us in poor favor and many have utter disdain for us. We've got broken relations both abroad and here at home. Our foreign and domestic policies are way out of whack! All of this, and Sarah Palin is the Republican choice for vice president? A second rate beauty queen from Alaska? A woman with ZERO foreign policy experience and no sense of world affairs. A woman with a year and a half of experience in government? A woman who by her own admission has no clue as to what the vice president even does?
Surely, the Democrats, upon hearing this announcement must have all let out a collective and very enthusiastic "YES!!!" "Hell YEAH!!" That night must have included a few bottles of champagne being popped. I can see it now, Barack's campaign strategist and entire staff, anxious, like fighters in some random ancient arena, waiting for the next mystery opponent not sure how hard their next fight may be. Then, the announcement is made and everyone breathes a sigh of relief! Republicans across the country on the other hand must have all been inclined to drink as well. Bottles of whiskey though as opposed to the bubbly joy of champagne.
This woman represents EVERYTHING that John McCain and the Republicans have been chastising Barack Obama for. They're relentlessly attacked him on these issues. They've claimed Barack has not enough experience to be president. She's got less! They claim he's too young, too green. She's younger!
They claimed that he's too charasmatic, too charming, too good looking and likable. 90% of what just about every political analyst and all of the pundits have been saying is that Sarah Palin is "likable", she's attractive and has charm!
Add to that the fact that they're running her based on being a mother and having five children! I'm sorry, but if they're running a woman based on those qualities...wouldn't Angelina Jolie have been a hell of a better pick? Angelina has even got more foreign policy experience. This is just truly sad.
But we all know what this is about. It's about trying to capture the Hillary voters out there. Those women who are still disgruntled and angry over the defeat of their champion. I'll say this: For the McCain camp to do this is a slap in the face to all women. And I'll go further and say that any of the Hillary supporters who would vote for her strictly because she's a woman, are setting women back even that much more.

I've been watching the Republicans who have come out in support of Palin and it's funny. Absolutely comical. Watching them try to defend this woman is like watching Bill Clinton point his finger at the camera and tell all of America he didn't have sex with Monica Lewinsky! Only difference is that Bill we actually believed for those few minutes that he has us in his grasp. When the Republicans get on tv to talk about Palin and some how suggest that she's a reasonable and very qualified pick for vp, you know right away that they're full of shyt and they're almost embarrassed to have to be speaking about her!

This is no longer a competition. A battle. A fight. A worth while competition. This is all a big joke. McCain is desperate. The Republicans are desperate. They know their time is up.

S K A A R !