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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???)

Folks on my blogroll are pretty pleased too.  (Of course, for the gunnies, the pic of Palin firing a gun with the soldiers in Iraq probably sealed the deal.)  Happy Friday everyone!

7 Responses to “More on Sarah Palin”

  1. Tam said

    I just got off the phone with my friend Staghounds who called up just because he knew I’d want to squee in celebration at someone. 😀

    Talk about energizing the base!

  2. lookingforlissa said

    Omigod, these campaign stickers are cracking me up! “POW/WOW” “McCain/MILF ’08” [shaking head]

  3. Jay G said

    In the words of the keeper of the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones, McCain chose… wisely…

  4. Ted said

    Sure is interesting. The Mrs. has some good friends that were BIG Hillary boosters. I want to listen to them on this.

    Don’t want to harsh anyone’s mellow, but I don’t think that we’re the target demographic. They are. It will be REALLY interesting to see how this plays with them.

  5. Jeff said

    Ted, I think there are two targets, disappointed Hillary supporters, and the conservative base. I’m not totally happy to identify with the conservative base, but I’m thrilled with Palin. She’s good on guns and fiscal conservatism, two of my biggest issues. Downsides for me are her being pro-life and anti gay marriage. At least she vetoed the bill prohibiting same sex couple benefits for Alaska state employees. For a Republican, that’s almost being a gay rights activist.

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  7. Brass said

    Jeff, I’ve got no dog in the whole gay marriage hunt, but I think the important part of her vote on that was the fact that she looked at the Alaska Constitution and found the law to be unconstitutional and then voted accordingly. When was the last time you saw an elected official vote that way and not just punt and hope the courts catch it?

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