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Query from Ambers

You should really read Mark Ambinder’s Q&A about the Palin Pick.  But what stuck me was this:

Is the pick good for the Republican Party?

Absolutely. Even if McCain loses in November, the GOP’s new standard bearer will be a younger working mother from outside Washington and not a rich businessman with perfect hair from Massachusetts.  McCain may have saved the GOP at the expense of the campaign.

I think this is the reason conservatives are jazzed about the pick.  Even if McCain loses, this seriously shakes up the GOP and clearly passes the torch to the Gen-X leaders like Palin and Jindal.  I worry about that somewhat since both are very in with the Religious Right.  But the desiccated corpse of the GOP is getting ripe.

I’ve said that Barack Obama’s campaign has already done a favor to the nation by weakening the Clintons.  If he wins, not only will the Clintons be finished once and for all, but so will the Old Guard GOP.  That alone might make up for four years of President Happypants.

Update: Contra Sullivan, it looks like McCain made this pick after reasonable deliberation.  I think we now know why.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 08/31/08 at 12:08 PM (Discuss this in the forums)


Posted by on 09/01/08 at 01:49 PM from United States

"Reasonable Deliberation”?  Yeah, right…
Unattributed “McCain” spokespeople said this, and its gospel?  It’s a crap article by the WaPo. 

By most all other ATTRIBUTED reports she was not, and it seems clear that they did not even know about the teenager being knocked up. Of course after the fact, they said they did and it’s all cool, nothing to see here...did not bother us in the least, not a problem, let’s just let it come out, heaven forbid we exploit it.

For all you people grasping at straws, trying to love this pick, please, the ringing in your ears is cognitive dissonance. 
She’s not ready, she was not vetted, she is a major wild card.
Please see the pick for what it is: the worst pandering I’ve seen in a long time, and if McCain can pander to the far right in what is arguably the most important selection and decision he makes before becoming President, what the heel is he going to do once there?
Think the “Maverick” will come rushing back?  Or you think the chits from the fundies and Theocrats will come due?
Me, I’d rather wander in the wilderness for a while than win this election with McCain/Palin

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