Friday, August 29, 2008

Sara Who?

That's the question on everyone's lips today as Grampaw McCain announces his dark-horse running mate.

Not since Dan Quayle has there been a more unlikely -- and unqualified -- VP candidate. Aside from the fact that the McCain camp wanted a nuclear bomb explosion to defuse that knock-it-out-of-the-park acceptance speech by Obama last night, I gotta ask ... What the fuck is he thinking?????

Two definite possibilies come to my mind. One is that McCain has the "Mondale Syndrome" -- he knows he's going to lose the election and he's making a statement about the Rethug "big tent". Or it's a pathetic attempt to pander to those Clintonistas who are reluctant still to get behind Obama.

Jeez, which could it be?

Okay, trick question: It's obviously the second option, but does he really think that the Female-American Voting Bloc is hung up solely on the gender issue? That they will come over en masse to vote Republican just because there's a woman on the ballot? Despite the fact that the woman in question is rabidly anti-choice?

To tell you the truth, I don't know. A couple of months ago I would have had an answer, but in the face of the cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face PUMA movement in the Democratic Party, I'd have to say all bets are off.

Nevertheless, I kind of feel sorry for Sara Who, since she's kind of a sacrificial lamb in all this, and Grampaw McCain has just thrown away the only argument for electing him over Obama: The Experience Issue.

It's going to be fun watching the Rethugs dance around that whole experience thing... After all, Grampaw will be the oldest president ever inaugurated, and do you really want Sara Who answering that infamous "three a.m. phone call"?


mrln said...

The choice of Sara Who? will allow them to play the gender card. It just happened on Larry King Live..James Carville was questioning the wisdom of this choice, and ?'s qualifications to be a "hearbeat away from a 72 year old heart", and a woman representing the McCain campaign accused him of "being dismissive of women". Now can you imagine how loud the Repugs would be screaming if Obama played the race card? These people are nothing more than opportunists, with NO principles AT ALL.

nunya said...

Ask yourself this;

Do I personally know any women who would go from Hillary to McCain because of Palin?

Don' believe everything you see on tee vee. I supported Hillary (till after the primary and then I watched the shenanigans and wondereed wtf?) and I had no idea what a PUMA was.

Hope your trip goes well :)