Friday, August 29, 2008


So John McCain has picked a woman for VP. Can you imagine? I think I see a few more cracks in the glass ceiling.

Today on NPR, I heard the press conference with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as she accepted McCain’s offer. She congratulated the strong women who dared to venture before her, Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton; noting how close they came and acknowledged that without their triumphs, she may not have been at this point in our political history.

I wonder what kind of debate we would have seen with Sarah and Hillary at the same table, but were stuck with 20th century Joe Biden. Sarah will ask: “Didn’t you vote to give the president the authority to go to war just like Hillary?” He’ll say “Yes, we were mislead, but yes”, then she’ll say “Didn’t Obama beat Hillary to death over that vote?”

Governor Palin is a God-fearing, gun-toting former beauty queen who could just become America’s next vice president. She’s a lifelong member of the NRA who hunts, shoots, and fishes regularly.

With only a few years as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska before becoming Governor for two years, she’s got the same credentials as Obama, but is seeking the VP position as an understudy. These are points the Republicans will pound home for the next two months.

What works for Democrats? She’s ultra conservative on social issues. She’s Anti-Choice, anti-equal rights for the LGBT community. She doesn’t believe humans are influencing the climate change and rails against affirmative action and universal healthcare.

Palin would drop the assault weapons ban and feels our country’s addiction on oil can be satisfied with advanced drilling in Alaska. I can only assume she wants prayer back in public schools.

McCain shocked the country with this one. I didn’t see this one coming at all. I expected Hutchison from Texas.
I’m not sure Sarah Palin will be an issue three weeks from now, but it sure gives us all something to chatter about in the meantime.


Anonymous said...

Oh yea. In three weeks she will disappear. Are you kidding me. So are you anti-religious? The liberal double standards need to go.

Mike Madsen said...

Nope, didnt say disappear. I mentioned the media will once again focus on the two top candidates rather than the unveiling of the VPs.

Anti-religious? I couldnt care less what she or any of the candidates beliefs are. I Guess not worrying about your religion makes me liberal?

Anonymous said...

Will the Republicans be placing Bibles on each chair at the Convention?

Political Ammo said...

Descent and fair assessment of Sarah Palin. Where you say anti-choice we just say standing up for those in society that don't have a voice. But overall thank you for not being completely unfair as most liberal bloggers are. I think it is also important to point out that Obama is not in favor of gay marriage but civil unions. This is not equal rights for the LGBT community either.

Anonymous said...

Prayer back in school, it never left, every time a test is given some kid says please GOD let me pass this test.

Anonymous said...

She's a looney alright. It's a lost cause though. The whackogelicals that give microscopic multicell organisms personalities are an albatross to whoever is foolish enough to want their votes. Education and intelligence are by definition anti-religious. Silly superstitions are fine in the privacy of your own home along with foot fetishes and leather fantasies. I take this pick as a suicidal act.

Anonymous said...

Palin is strong her beliefs.

Also, some are picking on her because of the size state she is from.

Wow - I didn't realize Delaware was much bigger? But then again, Joe has even said that he is from Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

Mike, would you have been shocked if Obama chose Hillary for his VP?

Anonymous said...

Palin has been honest about what she doesn’t know. When asked last month about the vice presidency, she said, “I still can’t answer that question until someone answers for me: What is it exactly that the VP does every day?”

When asked about Iraq, she said, “I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq.”