Friday, August 29, 2008

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee and Running Mate

Is my obnoxious mock-up photo completely unfair to Palin? You bet it is, but then again, McCain has just brought the term "trophy wife" to a whole new level.

Note on embedded link: Rollins isn't doing this broad nearly the favor he thinks he is, "She is a hunter, pilot and lifetime member of the NRA.
She is blunt, outspoken and charming. And don't assume she can't stand toe-to-toe with Joe Biden. She is a great debater. And she was runner-up for the Miss Alaska title, won Miss Congeniality in that contest, and plays the flute."

Did you hear that people? She plays the flute!


Anonymous said...

Sets women in politics BACK. Obvious token choice to try and get disaffected HRC supporters, some swing voters. Think Geraldine Ferraro 1984.

Obama 08


sleepydog said...

I want to be the first one here to make a VPILF comment.

There, I said it.

DogsDontPurr said...

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The people who were thick headed enough to vote for Bush in the first place, and still think he's god, LOVE this. I've already read blog posts today from people REJOICING that she's a lifetime member of the NRA, *and* she wants to drill for oil! Aaaaaak!!!!

But I love your post. You totally nailed it.

Erin O'Brien said...

I once knew this guy who was a real asshole.

"I need a woman I can wear," he'd say.

And that's what is so profane about McCain's VP pic. He did not choose Palin because she is the best candidate for Vice President, he chose her because he thinks she will increase his chances of getting into the White House.

McCain is wearing her in order to enhance his own looks.

Palin might reveal herself to be a compelling new politician to some faction, but right now she's a simple tool.

Oh and the asshole guy I quoted above? The rumor about town was that all he could do with women was "wear" them in a visual sense only--more than one young lady told me he was impotent.

Anonymous said...

Let's play the devil's advocate here ...

If Barack would have chosen a woman as his running mate, would many here be saying the same things they are about Palin, if the qualifications were close to approximate? Inquiring minds want to know.

Speaking only for myself, I didn't know who she was until today. I imagine Hillary's royally pissed today. We'll see, I guess, how Governor Palin holds up until election day. As a Republican, I want to know more about her before I cast my vote.

For the record, I don't agree with everything President Bush has done. As an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran, I have strong opinions on what President Bush, our Senate and Congress has done since 9/11. Anyone wishing my thoughts on that can contact me at

Erin, are you implying John McCain is impotent (both figuratively and deliberatively)? You'd be wrong deliberatively, as he has children that would hold up to a DNA test. Figuratively is another matter.

BTW, if I were McCain, at the age of 71, I'd be wearing anything to make me look good! ;-)


Anonymous said...


I play bass guitar. Have for over thirty years. And I'm a Republican.


The Fool said...

Heh heh. Is this bait? All else aside...she's been the best governor we've had in a long spell. She stands her own. She took on her own party with ethical complaints - filing against the 'pubs on oil & gas. She brought down Randy Ruedrich, too. She also ousted the (*aham*) Murkowski clan. Don't underestimate her. Savvy cookie.


Erin O'Brien said...

I have no doubt she's been good for Alaska. In the end, we'll see how she stands up to the heat of national 24/7 political scrutiny.

If it's true that McCain only met her one time before all this, that's really something, no?

Just wait until she starts talking about how we need to teach our kids abstinance and Adam and Eve on 60 Minutes or some such program. And the cartoonists will have a field day. Sarah with an AK47 in one hand and a baby on the opposite hip.

Erin O'Brien said...

And Al?

Believe me, Hillary and the Dems couldn't be more delighted.

Women don't take kindly to other women who would use their political power in order to make birth control and abortion illegal.

McCain is out of his mind if he thinks he's wooing Hillarians with this pro-gun anti-abortion broad.

Anonymous said...


I think it's reasonable to assume that she won't woo anyone who is anti-gun and pro abortion - given who stances on those issues that shouldn't surprise anyone. I'm sure Senator McCain didn't pick her because he believed she'd win folks with those positions on those issues over.

BTW, I'm pro-gun, but I'm also for a woman's right to choose. I've never believed that it is my or anyone else's right to tell a woman (and hopefully the man involved as well) what to do when it comes to bringing children into this world. I think we all know people who probably shouldn't have children, but that's not our call to make. The folks bringing them into the world (or not) are the ones who live with the consequences of that decision, and are judged by whatever God they believe in (or don't believe in) in the end. On this issue I part company with many of my fellow Republicans.

I would also submit that some women, not all don't take kindly to other women who would use their political power in order to make birth control and abortion illegal. There are some women who I'm sure share Governor Palin's views just as there are those that don't. You obviously fall into the "don't take kindly" camp, and that of course is your choice.

I agree that we'll see how she stands up to scrutiny. I wonder if she'll be treated like Hillary was in the mainstream media, or will they treat her differently? I hope it's the same. We'll see I guess.


ben said...

She plays the flute?

Why was my first thought "This one time? At band camp?"

Velvet Fog said...

skin flute?