Friday, September 26, 2008

Palin Backs McCain-- Expect More Wars If They're Elected...Even When He Croaks


It's clear from Sarah Palin's answers that her remedial tutors have told her to pretty much ignore the questions and just spit out easily memorized, simple-minded, talking points-- and throw Ronald Reagan's name in whenever possible.

Katie Couric: I know the McCain campaign has called by a "surge" in Afghanistan. But that country is, as you know, dramatically different than Iraq. Why do you believe additional U.S. troops will solve the problems there?

Sarah Palin: Because we can't afford to lose in Afghanistan as we cannot afford to lose in Iraq either...

She had never met a foreign leader-- and perhaps never a foreigner-- until a few days ago when the Bush Regime rounded up a motley gaggle of puppets like Hamid Karzai, Saakashvilli (that Scheunemann crony from Georgia), and Benazir Bhutto's husband to make believe they were taking her seriously. Her claim to foreign policy expertise-- "our next door neighbors are foreign countries; they're in the state that I am the executive of" and then lied about trade missions and Russians violating Alaskan airspace-- may be recent but she now feels that she needs to spread democracy around the world. Yes, she feels like she has a mission: "to usher in democratic values and ideals around the world." I suppose she's just trying to be a team player regarding McCain's promise of more wars if he's elected in November.

The obvious followup that Katie missed asking when Palin claimed how her perspective on the rest of the world has been formed by books is "What books?" Inquiring minds need to know.

Someone should probably tell her, in case there's a next time, that Republicans don't consider Henry Kissinger naive. Even reliable GOP propaganda sites are embarrassed. "Couric's questions are straightforward and responsible. Palin is mediocre, again, regurgitating talking points mechanically, not thinking. Palin's just babbling. She makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero... I am well and truly embarrassed for her. I think she's a good woman who might well be a great governor of Alaska. But good grief, just watch this train wreck."

Conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan feels he has to reassure his readers that they're not dreaming: "She is the vice-presidential candidate of a national political party. Seriously."

What does all this say about John McCain's judgment? His cynicism? His patriotism? He's a scary and rotten little man. Even Republicans feel like they need to take a bath when he gets close these days.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said that "nobody mentioned McCain" during the several-hour-long meeting on the $700 billion market rescue plan, other than Frank and that his Republican colleagues "winced" when he did.

"He’s been irrelevant to the process. He remains to be," said Frank. "I was afraid that his dropping in here, like Andy Kaufman’s Mighty Mouse-- 'here I am to save the day'-- I thought that would slow things down. I didn’t see any sign of our Republican colleagues paying any attention to him whatsoever."

Franks went on. "Nobody mentioned him. The man’s irrelevant to the whole process. No Republican mentioned his name. I’m the only one who raised his name. They winced when I did," he said.

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At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For McCain's latest on tonights debate and the financial crisis...Hilarious!

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, if anyone wants to know how Palin's world works, let me know. I used to be an Assemblys of God religionist in my past life. The world view of these folks is total delusion. Total. They are not playing in the real world in any sense.

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice to see a "Obama defeats McCain in Landslide" ad ..... today ... now .....? why not?

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, she's good at being the hottie chosen by the Alaskan Machine to do what she's told. She was vetted by Monica Goddling for loyalty. What more do you want?



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