More on Sarah Palin
Posted by Lissa on August 29, 2008
Folks, I admit it — I am just delighted at this whole shebang. It’s so much FUN!
I would never vote against someone because s/he was a minority of any kind. Nowadays, I would not vote in favor of someone for that reason either. I do not intend to vote for Obama, but race has nothing to do with it; I think he’s a Socialist, and I don’t think Socialism is a good idea. On days that I think Obama may win, I hold it as a silver lining and a comfort that he’s a black man; I don’t want him to win, but if he DOES I’ll be thrilled that we elected our first black president. While I’ve come to realize over the years that Republicans are unfairly demonized in my neck of the world, it doesn’t mean I like a party of old white guys (snicker). In other words, I won’t vote for someone on the basis of their sex or skin color, but I do consider it a bonus.
All of this makes me supremely gleeful about the Palin Pick. McCain’s campaign did a great job building up the suspense and giving out red herrings, and the timing was perfect as far as taking attention away from Obama’s acceptance speech last night. I think her biggest potential con — inexperience — is something Obama’s campaign cannot attack her on. (They already did, BTW, and McCain’s people fired back a zinger.) Because Palin was such a dark horse, folks around the bloggersphere are gobsmacked. It’s all so very, very, very entertaining!
Kudos to McCain for moving the GOP away from the stodgy-old-man image, for picking a Washington outsider, for running with a defiant anti-corruption “Slayer of the Bridge to Nowhere”, and, as a bonus, for picking a woman. A woman who, BTW, was smart enough to give kudos to Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro during her speech. And a heartfelt thanks for the fact that Huckabee is NOT on the ticket. Yay!
(If McCain takes a one-term pledge, we could have Palin/Jindal running against Hillary in 2012. How freaking awesome would that be???)