Friday, August 29, 2008

Palin VP: The reaction

OK, so how's everybody liking Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate? A quick rundown:
  • You gotta know Wonkette's loving the choice of the woman they dubbed the "GILF" when she was elected in 2006.
  • David Keene of the American Conservative Union: "The selection of Governor Palin is great news for conservatives, for the party and for the country. Her dedication to principle, her courage both before and after her election as Governor of Alaska and her personal qualities make her a perfect choice for Vice President. I predict any conservatives who have been lukewarm thus far in their support of the McCain candidacy will work their hearts out between now and November for the McCain - Palin ticket."
  • Matt Lewis: "If you had to imagine a ticket that could possibly defeat Obama, you couldn't have scripted it any better than this."
  • Founding Bloggers notes, "It took the AP two paragraphs to attack her," with this quote: "She has more experience catching fish than dealing with foreign policy or national affairs." To which FB responds: "It's too bad she wasn't a community organizer."
  • U.S. News has some biographical facts: Starting point guard on a state championship basketball team, journalism major, runner-up Miss Alaska, refers to her husband as "First Dude."
Assuming she's got no major skeletons in her closet, Palin looks like a winner.


  1. Journalism major huh. How delicious is that? MSM will view her as over-qualified for the job.

  2. It's obviously a good move.

    First off, there's nothing lacking in her "experience" for the job of Attractive Pitcher-of-Warm-Spit Watcher.

    More seriously:

    Both McCain and Palin are scourges of the (R) Party. Justifiably.

    So while Obama, a Chicago Machine politician, and Biden, a 20-some-years-re-elected-standard-hack-(D) yap about "change," McPain and Palin actually wrote a lot of the BOOK on change.

    Real-life, real-time change.

    I wasn't happy about McCain. Am still not happy about McCain. But at least I won't have to drink for 6 hours before voting for him.

  3. And then there's Dick Morris' quip to Alan Colmes tonight:

    Alan said, "Don't you need somebody that's ready Day 1 to be President of the United States?"

    Morris responded, "Yeah, it would be nice if the Democrats nominated somebody like that..."

    This is going to be SO much fun!