August 30, 2008
Senator, Presidential Candidate, never tortured, Neo-con and fossil, John McCain announced Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin today as his choice for his running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.
I’ll give McCain credit, at least, for not choosing one of the many Neo-cons in his arsenal like Giuliani, Romney or Lieberman. I’m really not bothered too much with the "no experience to Washington" angle as much as I’m bothered about the fact that Palin has no experience with major issues like foreign policy or economics on a national level. I would have thought McCain would have picked a running mate who would fill the void on issues that McCain lacked experience on like Obama did (in picking Biden). But no, McCain’s pick obviously stems from panic and not what this country needs.
Here’s the facts: McCain picked a pro-lifer so he could secure the votes from the religious nuts in this country who still think that having someone in the White House who is pro-life will magically overturn the 35 year old Roe v. Wade abortion case. We’ve had several pro-life Presidents and Vice Presidents in the White House since 1973 and guess what? Roe v. Wade still stands! These are the same religious nutballs who believe in talking snakes but when they see footage of WTC 7 collapse, say it's not a controlled demolition. In other words, their faith in the impossible trumps their ability to accept the laws of physics even when it's caught on film.
McCain picked a woman so he could possibly secure the votes from all the female voters who are pissed off that Hillary dropped out of the race because he knows that most women in this country will vote for gender over issues. And of course, let’s not forget that McCain has that O’ Reilly obsession with the younger ladies and no doubt would love to stare at her nice rack for the next four years.
I do commend Palin on two things: Her stance on guns and the fact that she has a son who will be going to Iraq in 12 days. Of course, it will be no surprise that if McCain is elected President, Palin’s son will be either given the opportunity to come home or be heavily protected if he stays. So, it would be a stretch to say that Palin will be personally affected by the war if she becomes VP.
What is no surprise whatsoever is that the McCain camp obviously did ZERO research on Palin before choosing her. She is currently under investigation for firing Public Safety Comissioner Walt Monegan for not firing a trooper who went through a messy divorce with her sister.
Palin seems to have some Bush-like mental disabilities, like not being able to pronouce "nuclear" correctly and not knowing what exactly the Vice President’s job is. She did an interview just last month and said the VP job didn’t seem very productive, then said, "As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question."
Also, it is very hard to see where she stands on most issues. A search at the website ontheissues.org here finds that of the 25 main issues listed, over half of them say "No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org."
MSNBC has a very provocative look at the pros and cons of Sarah Palin here.
My personal feeling is that none of the candidates running or their running mates will lift America up from the ashes that George W. Bush has buried her in.
Here are our choices:
- A Neo-con Kissinger-ite who was never tortured but has fooled most of America into believing he was because he can hardly move one of his arms. Has so many different personalities that he doesn’t know what he’s saying 90% of the time and has agreed with George W. Bush over 90% of the time. Not eligible to be President because he is not a natural born citizen of the United States.
- A first term governor from the state of Alaska who virtually has no political experience….but she’s hot!
- A Neo-con Brzezinski-ite who has the eloquence of Martin Luther King, Jr, but hardly differs on John McCain on the major issues. He wants troops in Afghanistan (McCain does too) and will not stop this war. He virtually has no experience in Washington being a first term Senator from Illinois. A lawsuit is now under way claiming that he, too, is not eligible to be President of the United States.
- A 6-term Senator from Delaware who is chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and has the most experience among anyone in the 2008 Presidential race on either ticket. He supports the Constitution on certain things and not on others. (Ex: he is for the Patriot Act [unconstitutional] and for Habeas Corpus[constitutional])