I guess I should weigh-in on the Palin for VP news. It’s just, well, it took me this long to stop laughing. Ok…here’s what’s obvious:
* Appease the fanatical religious right: yes, she does this, and quite nicely. It’s scary how perfect she is for them.
* Energy/environment: she wants drills and pipelines everywhere, and add to that she shoots polar bears and is all for aerial hunting of wolves. Even Bush would be proud. McCain has (had?) some reasonable stances on the environment, but with Palin at his side, I think things will become very dim and grim for the planet.
* The Hillary vote: ain’t gonna happen. Just because Palin has breasts does not mean that women will leave the Clinton camp and go running to support a McCain/Palin ticket. Palin is against everything that Clinton supporters hold dear. No, those who support Clinton are not just looking to make history by putting a woman in the white house. It has to be the *right* woman, and Palin is not her.
So, my take on it? Things have become surprisingly amusing.
eta: I finally found the quote from Palin that I was looking for. From the NYTimes:
As recently as last month, Ms. Palin appeared to dismiss the importance of the vice presidency in an interview with Larry Kudlow of CNBC, who asked her about her prospects for the job.
“I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?” Ms. Palin told Mr. Kudlow. “I’m used to being very productive and working real hard.”
I guess she finally got her hands on the job description. yeah…she’s really ready to assume the position.