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Palin

Posted by Brian on September 26, 2008

I’m with Kevin Drum, watching Sarah Palin flounder is no longer cheap entertainment, it’s downright scary. To think this woman could be a heartbeat away from the presidency working under a 72 year-old cancer survivor is terrifying:

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.

That is the sort of incoherent nonsense I’d expect from a loopy third-party candidate running a single-issue campaign against CIA-operated mind control lasers, not from the VP pick of one of the two major parties.  Yet this is the person that John McCain deemed as best suited to take his place.  Country first? More like McCain first for using Palin to sucker the social conservatives into his corner, country second, and Palin last for looking like a tool in the process.

Steve Benen over at the Washington Monthly makes the mistake of trying to enter the mind of a Republican voter:

Really, what is it the earnest Republican is thinking watching an interview like this? Does it give him or her pause? Does he or she cringe, but suppress the fear for the good of the party? Does he or she simply buckle in, get into a crash position, and hope the Republican ticket doesn’t screw the nation too badly?

Look Steve, when we liberals criticize the intellectual acumen of our political opponents, they see us as elitists. When hard-hitting journalists like Katie Couric flummox one of their own, it’s proof of “liberal bias” in the media.  When their pols can’t string together a coherent sentence, to them it’s “folksy.” So what seems reasonable to you and me just doesn’t register with these people. If you could train a monkey to say “tax cuts,” “islamo-fascism,” and “family values” and put him in a suit, he’d get 40% of the vote in November. 

Now Steve, for your own good, head into the light:

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One Response to “Palin”

  1. kc2008 said

    That wasn’t my comment, Everything you want to know…and perhaps didn’t want to know about Palin can be found here at http://dailysource.org/palin. From there you can determine if Palin is a credible nominee for office or a mere puppet in the game of politics.

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