What politician believes that God guided the war in Iraq; that tax cuts for the rich will trickle down to the poor; that climate change is not man-made; and that it is better to be obstinate than candid?
George Bush, you say. What about Sarah Palin? Or to put it succinctly. Isn’t Sarah Palin just George Bush in a skirt?
Isn’t it interesting too that the McCain brain-trust have decided that at least part of the time the candidate and Palin will travel together. The reason? So that Palin will draw larger crowds and give the McCain campaign frequent shots of energy.
Doesn’t that image raise the hairs on the back of your neck? McCain needs energy from his vp. Will he still need it if and when he gets to the Oval Office? Or as Frank Rich put it in the New York Times on Sunday « John McCain is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive…. A McCain victory on Election Day will usher in a Palin presidency with McCain serving as a transitional front man, an even weaker Bush to her Cheney. »
When McCain, now in his seventy-third year, goes for his afternoon nap, will Sarah have her fingers on the nuclear buttons?
Of course, the choice of Palin reflects far more on Mcain than it does on Palin. As the Times editorialized: « If he seriously thought this first-term governor — with less than two years in office — was qualified to be president, if necessary, at such a dangerous time, it raises profound questions about his judgement. If the choice was, as we suspect, a tactical move, then it was shockingly irresponsible. »
Am I one of the few who think this Palin woman is a threat to national security, playing, as she did, with the idea the United States might have to go to war with Russia to protect Georgia or the Ukraine? A bigger threat than Hussein ever was.
Palin claims she has foreign policy experience because she can see Russia from her window?
I can see a restaurant from my window which I guess makes me a cook.