Saturday, August 30, 2008

Brutally Honest about Sarah Palin

Rick of Brutally Honest just sent me a post on Sarah Palin. Rick is skeptical of Palin's qualifications, but it seems that McCain's choice is even more brilliant than I initially thought. With this choice he's bringing in disenchanted conservatives as well as women. These advantages were too confusing for juggler Chris Matthews and the acrobats at AP. I understand what Rick is saying about inexperience, but Palin has more experience than Obama. Obama has never served in an executive capacity. Plus, if the Democrats want to bring up the inexperience issue, then they have to confront this problem with Obama, especially since no one's sure where Obama was born.

Rick writes:

To say that McCain's choice for VP has conservatives panting is little like saying Al Gore's slightly bent. The buzz is enormous and you're guaranteed to read more about her, certainly here, in the days leading up to the election. Seems the more I read about her, the more appreciative I'm becoming. Beyond doubt, she is worthy.

Others think she's pretty fab too including this web-site devoted to Sarah Palin facts:

Sarah Palin isn’t allowed to wield the gavel at the convention because they’re afraid she’ll use it to kill liberals.
Sarah Palin once won a competitive eating contest by devouring three live caribou.
Sarah Palin once carved a perfect likeness of the Mona Lisa in a block of ice using only her teeth.
Sarah Palin will pry your Klondike bar from your cold dead fingers.
Sarah Palin pick retroactively makes the theme of #DNC08 “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead”
Sarah Palin doesn’t need a gun to hunt. She has been known to throw a bullet through an adult bull elk.
Tons more where that came from and there's also an edgily named site called with more.

Gerard brings us the "Best Palin Reaction Line of the Day":

"The smart liberals are worried. The dumb ones think they've won."

Lots of dumb to choose from too, whether it be here, here or here on this blog or, of course, over at the Daily Kos:

So it's official - John McCain has thrown a Hail Mary and tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. The trad med types are ga-ga about what a game-changing choice Palin is. And they're right. It is a game-changer. The Palin pick takes a race already leaning toward Obama and pushes it further into his corner.

Why? Because Sarah Palin is the most unqualified VP nominee in modern history, with the possible exception of Admiral Stockdale.

She's worse than Quayle.

After his selection in 1988, Dan Quayle was rightly lambasted as a dim, inexperienced lightweight with no real pertinent experience who was named by George H. W. Bush as a gimmick - a case of an old, out-of touch candidate trying to appear relevant by teaming up with a much younger pol. Now, Palin's not Quayle - by all accounts, she's quite bright. But she's fantastically inexperienced, far more so than Quayle was when he was tapped. And she possesses an attribute far worse than Quayle's stupidity - she's a big corrupt wheel in Alaska's big corrupt Republican Party, arguably the most corrupt political apparatus in the United States.

It seems all the more boneheaded to bring up Dan Quayle when Obama makes him look like William F. Buckley.

Nevertheless, there'll be much more about Palin here, you can betcher britches on that... in fact, I've created a new category called Plainly Palincredible so that we can keep track.

H/T for the image to Rachel Lucas.


Purpleslog said...

How is she less experienced then Obama who has been mostly been an "organizer" and a US Senator running for President?

How is she less experienced then Biden who has done nothing but be a student or a US Senator?

Senators are not leaders/managers. They are back-seat drivers. There is more to US then the US Capitol.

Mitchell Langbert said...

Purpleslog: You're absolutely right.

Rick G said...

You have to remember guys, if its the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate they must have more experience then the Democrat Presidential by a large factor. In this instance she is probably only about a hundred times more experienced/qualified to be President then Obama.

But, as you can easily see that's not enough for her to be Vice-President.

Mitchell Langbert said...

Ha, ha. It's funny that experience doesn't matter with respect to Obama, with his four years in the Senate, but it's critical for Palin.