Senator John McCain, on the heels of Obama’s grand disquisition, announces that he has chosen Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin to run with him. I have to say, Senator McCain has impressed me tremendously — not enough to sway me away from Barr (or, maybe, Baldwin), but enough that, were I willing to vote major party if I thought that Indiana might be up for grabs, I should seriously consider throwing my vote away, that is, voting for the Republican candidate. I say this not necessarily because I find myself in agreement with Governor Palin on policy issues (although, of course, in many instances, I do), but because I think that this shows a bit of keenness on the Arizonan’s part that I haven’t seen before, keenness that, as I said, impresses me.
I read somewhere that some twenty per cent of Hillary Clinton supporters, rather than backing Senator Obama, have polled in favor of McCain; having a young, intelligent woman on his ticket, I am convinced, will help McCain to draw more of them, more women in general toward him. Despite his generally pro-life voting record, McCain’s support of ESCR and his lukewarm responses respecting Roe v. Wade have left some ardent pro-lifers skeptical; Sarah Palin should suffice, I think, to reassure voters of McCain’s anti-abortion position. Her fifth child suffers from Down’s syndrome: Unlike some eighty per cent of women who learn, pre-natal, that their child suffers from this, Palin, in April, gave birth to a six-pound, two-ounce son. Contrast that with Senator Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, a pro-choice Catholic, who, although receiving only tepid praise from NARAL, has received a zero per cent rating from the NRLC.
As the New York Times reports, in the article linked supra, Obama’s campaign has already come out swinging
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said in a statement.
“Hey, kettle, you’re black, too!” says Barack Obama, who has no elected executive experience, is an idiot regarding foreign policy, and, well, has done little actually worthy of note other than speaking eloquently.
Finally, the former beauty pageant queen, who last year posed in Vogue, is far better looking than Hillary Clinton, as well as the first, and most recent, major-party female candidate for vice-president, who, as does Biden, and the moronic Pelosi, inter alios, tried to play the pro-choice Catholic game. John Zmirak’s mom wanted nothing to do with that.
Rod and Ross seem to agree with me that Senator McCain has chosen perspicaciously. Sarah the Barracuda may be small fish, but she has bite.
Seriously, what was I thinking? Granted, none of knew just how ignorant Sarah Palin has proven to be, but, wow, this is my worst foray into prognostication since I suggested that the Kaiser would retain power after the First World War.
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