... assuming we just watched her audition for bodacious wrongwing talk show host, not Vice President of the United States of America. The Republicans offer us Bimbo and Rambo when the nation is in crisis, the economy in shambles, and the world's careening toward environmental calamity?
While I have some differences with Joe Biden, he reassured me. Democracy, the economy and the people who populate both need a future which doesn't pretend that the past doesn't exist.
As for the Republican candidate for Vice President:
a.) I had the feeling that "The West Wing" loaned Karl Rove Bingo-Bob's flash cards. Republican handlers appear to have spent a month getting her ready to mouth their worn-out platitudes. Yes, Governor Palin can say the words she's been primed to say, no sentient reporters allowed.
b.) This person is dishonest. How was Alaska able to roll back taxes? When the Governor's "Bridge to NoWhere" became public, she made a deal -- she kept the money. Or global climate change: the cause doesn't matter. Drill, baby, drill. She seems to believe that all us "plain folks" are plain stupid.
c.) Eager as she is to bolt from George the Loser, this woman is one unrepentant Republican. Same old rhetoric, same old shaft. We're not supposed to notice
d.) Being a "maverick" requires more than just saying it over and over and over, again and again, louder. She agrees with Dick Cheney's. If you weren't listening carefully you may have missed Gov. Palen's full-throated endorsement of the unitary presidency.
e.) She's cute, she's perky, she's folksy ("gosh darn" is, of course, the wimped version of "goddamn") and, with that wink and a nod, she'll enthrall the "base." None of which remotely qualifies her for the job of Vice President of the United States.
Now can we please get on with it? There's still time to register a whole lot of people and turn out a major landslide for sanity. As for WrongWing commentators, say hello to your newest acolyte.