John McCain must have smoked really bad catnip before picking an appallingly unqualified running mate like Sarah Palin. It’s hard to imagine even the most disenchanted Hillary supporter wasting her vote on such a rube.
Palin has spent the vast majority of her career fulfilling her dream of being a big fish in a tiny Alaskan puddle called Wasilla by serving on city council and as mayor. Her bizarre leap to the governorship in 2006 could only be possible in a state where the pickings are slim – say, 670,053 souls scattered across a tundra.
When she wasn’t trying to run Alaska, Palin single-handedly boosted her state’s population by giving birth to a litter of 5 (and counting).
After 8 years of watching Bush butcher foreign relations, it takes real idiots to relish the possibility of a President Palin on the world stage in the semi-likely event McCain croaks in office. A woman who didn’t even have a passport until 2007 is no match for the likes of Vladmir Putin, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Amadinejhad.
Conservatives love Palin because she believes kids should remain ignorant about sex and learn abstinence instead. To prove how well Mom’s approach works, Palin’s unmarried, 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, stepped up to the plate and will be giving birth in December, during her senior year of high school.
That means Palin’s own infant son will be an uncle to Bristol’s baby before he’s even a year old.
It must warm Republicats’ hearts to see this loving, caring mother feeding her own political ambition by throwing her pregnant teenage daughter under the media bus of this mud-slinging election during her last trimester – with McCain’s blessing. It really shows the world what fine stuff this ticket is made of.
Usually, you can only see public displays of such deep maternal concern on Jerry Springer.