I won't call Sarah Palin any more names because the comments in yesterday's post are right. It doesn't get anyone anywhere, including me (but I'm still really mad).
As I watched the CNN special on McCain last night, I thought they did a good job showcasing his power as a politician. At one time, he might have made a fine candidate. One of the things they highlighted was his reluctance with the religious right.
Then he bows to them by picking Palin? Cementing the deal on the phone just one day before the announcement and after having met her just once? What does this say about his judgment? I wonder if McCain is really behind this choice. Also, I can't imagine McCain would have chosen Palin had she been a man. Rush Limbaugh calls her a "babe."
Alaska is enjoying a $5 billion dollar surplus courtesy in no small part to the record price of oil. Running such a state is a whole lot different than running a country with a $9.6 trillion deficit. She is very popular in Alaska, but Alaska is a singular place. Time ran a nice piece to that end.
Obama has been preparing for the Oval Office for intensely for months and in a more general sense for years. No matter what anyone believes about his experience, Obama has a profound and honest drive for the Presidency. He believes in himself. He does not smell of desperation like McCain; and he wasn't plucked from obscurity and dropped into the spotlight like Palin. He has worked hard to get where he is and in the process he beat one of the strongest political machines out there: the Clintons.
My Palin rants were not very polite, but they sparked some great discussion. Thanks to all who participated. For now, I'll leave the media machine to scrutinize Palin and throw my energy into supporting Obama.
I truly believe in him.