August 31, 2008

Hee hee hee titter titter

Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin are both former beauty contest ladies. (Palin was Miss Wassilla and came in second in the Miss Alaska contest, but won Miss Congeniality) I'll leave it to you to decide what this says about McCain's idea of women.

Say what you will though, (and how can you not?) but Palin is definitely perky, complete with that high teen-ager voice.

Listen as she giggles her way through an interview with local shock jocks as they refer to her female political opponent (a cancer survivor) as a "cancer" and a "bitch".

Palin, quick to portray herself as a feminist these days, responds by giggling and inviting them to attend her state of the state address.



And what does she think about the office of vice president? She's not sure what a vice president does.
Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain's ticket mate.

Palin replied: “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?



Another fun fact: Alaska, the state Palin headed for less than two years now, has a population of 683,000. This would only make it the 17th most populous CITY in the United States. Just ahead of Fort Worth.

"She's not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"
- Lyda Green, REPUBLICAN president of the Alaska State Senate from Palin's hometown of Wasilla, reacting to the Palin announcement.

And another glowing review of the Palin pick:
It's always said that the most important decision a presidential candidate makes is their pick for vice president. It shows their thinking and judgment. John McCain, in his first decision, has just told the world that he believes Sarah Palin is the most qualified person to be a heartbeat from the presidency. Forgetting all the available men for a moment, if John McCain felt it critical to select a woman in an effort to somehow grab the Hillary Clinton supporters, look at his choice of women he had available: Christine Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Elizabeth Dole, Susan Collins, even - for goodness sake - Condoleezza Rice. Or Carly Fiorina. Each of these have marks against them, and perhaps some might not have wanted to run, but it's near-impossible to look at the list and suggest to the American public that Sarah Palin is the best choice of Republican women to be vice president. And again, this is ignoring the men he who could have been chosen.

It's not that Sarah Palin is inexperienced. It's that this is gross political misconduct.


And it seems, like nearly all women voters, (cough) Palin isn't a big fan of polar bears either. She wrote an op-ed in the NY Times back in January opposing adding them to the endangered species list, using the usual Republican tactic of cherry picking evidence and dismissing scientific evidence.

I've often wondered if McCain is really all that serious about becomeing president. Now I'm pretty sure it's just trying to get a better job, and if not, oh well.

7 Comments:

At 8/31/2008 5:03 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

You are forgetting Sen. Olympia Snowe. I think Snowe would have been a good choice because she is experienced and moderate enough, but even if she were picked, liberals would find something wrong with her and call her names.

To those of who follow politics around the country, Palin is not an uknown at all. Honestly, I remember way back in March when McCain sealed the nomination and all this VP talk started. Do you know who I had in mind for him to pick? My first choice? Sarah Palin, that's who! And this was in March. I knew who she was. Astute observers of politics knew that Palin had a reformer's record and that she is a rising star in the Republican Party. So the way things turned out, it was like ESP.

Now here we go again, with the same personal attacks. When you make fun of the sound of Sara Palin's laugh, it reminds me of how people made fun of Hillary's "cackle".

I have said it before: there is nobody that McCain could have chosen, male or female, whom you wouldn't be attacking right now, including the names you mention. Who did liberals want McCain to nominate? Barbara Boxer? Jane Fonda? The ghost of Shirley Chisholm? NAH!! Too right wing!!

 
At 8/31/2008 10:02 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well Nico, you and about 5 other people probably had her on their radar.

And don't make dumb assumptions about what anyone would say about Snow were she the pick. I can't see why anyone would call her names, as she's not an extremist, is always respectful and intelligent, and truthfully, doesn't appear to belong to the same party as folks like Palin.

No one is stupid enough to expect a Republican to pick someone that would make all Democrats cheer. (though Palin does, but for a different reason.)

But picking someone as moderate as Snow would have been impossible to criticize. I'd MUCH prefer he had picked her than say, Lieberman.

 
At 8/31/2008 10:07 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well Nico, you and about 5 other people probably had her on their radar.

And don't make dumb assumptions about what anyone would say about Snow were she the pick. I can't see why anyone would call her names, as she's not an extremist, is always respectful and intelligent, and truthfully, doesn't appear to belong to the same party as folks like Palin.

No one is stupid enough to expect a Republican to pick someone that would make all Democrats cheer. (though Palin does, but for a different reason.)

But picking someone as moderate as Snow would have been impossible to criticize. I'd MUCH prefer he had picked her than say, Lieberman.

And seriously, you're panic is showing. How can you sit there and whine that I would have criticized ANYONE McCain picked, suggesting that Palin isn't any different than any of the rest??

That's crazy!

Why are you surprised to see people noting, correctly, her far right views and facts concerning her lack of experience and qualifications?

This to you is nothing but knee-jerk reaction with no thought behind it?

You're actually saying with a straight face that Olympia Snow would have come in for the same reaction?

Com'on now Nico. You know better than that!

Snow (or nearly any other pick) is no where near as extreme or unqualified as Palin.

Hell, political scientists are already saying that without question, Palin is the least qualified VP pick in modern political history.

Deal with it.

 
At 8/31/2008 10:52 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

Well, Obama has proven that "experience" is not necessarily a top priority for voters.

 
At 8/31/2008 11:38 PM, Anonymous Saul said...

The clip of Palin giggling over the radio as the local radio shock jocks called her opponent a "bitch" was just too much. And then Palin tells them she'd be "honored" if they'd attend her events in the future. That would have been embarrassing enough if she was running for class president, and shameful for someone running for mayor of any town, and it should have been inconceivable for a candidate for governor. The level of immaturity is only rivaled by GWB.

 
At 9/01/2008 7:26 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Nico, I think you made a typo.

That's McCain who just proved experience is not necessary to lead the United States.

Easy mistake.

 
At 9/01/2008 7:27 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Saul,

Yep.

 

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