It’s not often I agree with Old Pickle-Puss – aka columnist Charles Krauthammer – but even he questioned McCain’s tactic of using Sarah Palin to help him hijack “change” as the new theme of his presidential race:
The problem is the inherent oddity of the incumbent party running on change. Here were Republicans – the party that controlled the White House for eight years and both houses of Congress for five – wildly cheering the promise to take on Washington. I don’t mean to be impolite, but who’s controlled Washington this decade?
How can Republicans rejoice over McCain’s babbling that “Change is coming” when it’s THEM he has to come after? For the past 8 years they’ve been running the show with virtually free rein. Since they narrowly lost their Congressional majority, they’ve acted like a bunch of pouty brats, keeping Democratic initiatives at a standstill with filibusters.
Every time he accuses Obama of wanting “more of the same,” McCain proves that he’s swallowed a big helping of Out-of-Sight-Out-of-Mind, with a side order of Dueling Purposes. While struggling to make us forget George Bush ever existed – he simultaneously vows to continue most of Bush’s mean, discriminatory, and bone-headed policies – and promises to buck the Republican status quo that enabled Bush to wreak havoc in the first place.
In a nutshell, there’s no way McCain can accomplish what he claims without making himself a lame duck right out of the gate. The only real change open to him is to start cooperating with Democrats.
Either way, Obama wins.
By pairing up with that pitbull in lipstick, McCain has even alienated intelligent women, who now realize he thinks they’re so stupid they’ll vote for any female, even a reactionary ditz like Palin.
Granted, Palin is probably the best choice to fill Dick Cheney’s shoes. Her senseless, savage hobbies make Cheney look like a pussycat.
Palin would be proud to shoot you in the face – and kill you. Then she’d love to skin you, gut you, and eat you.
I don’t get how can anyone can think that trading the current set of bloodthirsty Republican leaders for this new pair will change anything.