Actually, KF, I think John McCain is so utterly and absurdly ambitious, he'll do anything
to secure his place in history as POTUS, regardless of how he accomplishes that goal. He's also a REPUBLICAN, so he has no scruples, and if he ever did have any, he's lost them in his last ditch effort to make his home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The PALIN choice should give even the most die-hard Republican reason for pause. I can't understand it...who would be advising him? If this is an example of McCain's judgement and intellectual ability, he's waaay past early stage Alzheimer's and has gone full blown!
However, being a Rethug, McCain may be just a dirty old man! This person, commenting on TRUTHDIG, might be closer to the real truth about McCain's reasons for choosing Sarah Palin:
Let’s see----McCain’s first wife was a beauty queen; his second wife is a Barbie doll; and his VP selection is a former Miss Alaska-----personally I can’t wait to see his cabinet!!!
And this one says she's Rudy dressed in drag...again!
If it’s possible for someone with Palin’s politics to appeal to someone who used to support Hillary, they might as well have just asked Romney to have a sex-change operation.
Or Rudy could have dressed in drag again .... there’s real “experience” for you!
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What a sour chorus! The Gops have finally done something almost charming, as near they can, nominating a genuine dingbat for the second highest office. Just imaagine, if McCain keels over, the American people will be represented by someone who doesn’t believe in evolution!
She will embody in her own lovely person the barbarism, corruption and dementia of the American power system. Moyer said publically in 2004 that the biggest change in his lifetime was that the delusional had come in from the margins and assumed the seat of power. Who better to represent it than this former beauty queen.
She is much better than my former sentemental favorite, Huckabebe. The right wing loonies voted for him on the grounds that he was a populist. This Gop populist favored the Fair Tax act that would eliminate income tax on the rich and raise their living expenses 50%.
But hey, he was a preacher man and one their kind. He knew that the earth was only five thousand years old and.... well, you know the rest.
Kevin Phillips estimates that forty or fifty percent of Gop voters are now religious loonies. Would you begrudge them representation? I can see that when the Rapture comes none of you will be flying up to meet your Maker.