Friday, August 29, 2008

The Palin Pick

We're back. Maybe.

We think we like McCain's pick of Sarah Palin. It has elements of brilliance, though it's not without dangers.

We observe first that McCain clearly understands that his road to the WH is through the HCBEs (Hillary Clinton Bitter Enders). Palin is well matched to him politically and balances his age. Because she’s not a national figure, she’s mostly untainted by association with the national Republican brand.

The danger is that she’s relatively inexperienced, blunting the main rap against Obama, and that she’s an Alaska Republican, where corruption is a way of life. However, she’s at least an antiestablishment Alaska Republican.

She will be able to hammer Obama mercilessly on the issue of life. The youngest of her five children is a Downs citizen.

And McCain's timing is most excellent. Does anyone remember that Obama made a historic speech last night?

7 comments:

Chief Grinder said...

I do :-)

KevinAK said...

He gave a speech, but it was hardly historic.

Matt Coulter said...

I was still hoping for Romney on this one but I think that Palin's credentials will give this ticket a better shot since most of our voters do not research politicians but rather go for hype. That being said I think that Palin will surprise us all and she will earn a slew of respect before the election even arrives.

Chief Grinder said...

SWNID may be on to somethng. My ll years old daughter, and avid Obama supporter, upon hearing the Palin pick put her hand on her chin taking the thinker pose. She then said "He did that to try to get those people who would have voted for Hillary to vote for him." Out of the mouths of babes comes SWNIDish wisdom...

Christine said...

I'm so glad it's not Romney! (And I love Palin.)

Anonymous said...

Finally, a real woman who speaks for women like me (okay except for the outdoor sports "stuff") and not pandering phonies like Hillary and Nancy. Note to the Clintons and the Pelosis: women who do not agree with you are real people who exist in the United States of America!

Jim Shoes said...

My wife insisted last night that I immediately order her a McCain-Palin sticker for her car. That's how keen this pair of Shoes is about John and Sarah.

Observation: CafePress has lots of McCain-Palin stuff already. The anti-Palin stuff is really, really sexist and crude. Why do liberals never cease to surprise me, except that they don't?