Your (for now, very concise) Sarah Palin Reader

McCain panicked, and one makes bad decisions under duress:

By picking Palin, McCain revealed his desperation to make a splash to rival the genuine excitement generated by the Obama campaign. But desperation leads to poor decisions — and McCain’s Hail Mary, like most last second desperation moves, is destined to fail miserably. He’s smeared himself with the pungent mud of Alaska Republican corruption, while cutting the legs out from one of his most reliable attacks against Obama. And he’s presented Americans with the prospect of electing a dangerous neophyte to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, behind a man whose life expectancy is less than two presidential terms.

Be sure to read that whole Daily Kos post. Additionally…

On top of being a short term governor from a state with a tiny population (whose only prior political experience was as the mayor of a small town — and this is a small Alaska town, so what did it have? 200 people?), she’s already embroiled in a state scandal. There are tweets from Alaskans asking whether or not McCain reads the local papers up there (I’m guessing he doesn’t), and in some initial Lexis/Nexis research I’ve done of Alaskan news sources, the query ‘”sarah palin” investigation’ fetched me 582 results from the past two sources. Five-hundred and eighty-two! That’s a gold mine of potential bad information — did the McCain campaign even vet Palin?

I’ve been blogging for a while, and I can smell big stories from a mile away. The pundits on cable news may be singing praises for McCain’s choice right now, but trust me, the old man fucked up big time. Gov. Palin will be McCain’s Harriet Myers.

2 Responses to “Your (for now, very concise) Sarah Palin Reader”

  1. Charles says:

    Palin has extensive international experience.

    When she was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she would have excessive dealings with the Mayor of Burwash Landing, Yukon, about how to properly cook hunted seal.

    This meeting was even televised on CNN, and pre-empted the Peace Summit back in the day.

  2. tas says:

    Were the moose burgers flying all over the place, too?

    Ahhh, I feel bad for Alaska right now. I’m from a small, pretty insignificant, quirky state that nobody pays attention to, too, so I’ve taken crap for years. But now I’m dishing it? I’m a bad bad person.

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