Sarah Palin for VP? Gimme a break.

The media is going crazy over McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his running mate. Obviously, he’s trying to appeal to the female vote, but when a person voted against the Domestic Violence Act, was absent for the vote on Equal Work for Equal Pay and is pro-life, it wouldn’t matter if he promises a cabinet entirely made of women. McCain has a ZERO record on women’s rights. Congrats to Palin, but my immediate reaction is that this is a losing strategy. If McCain could have somehow channeled Reagon and picked a VP he didn’t get along with, Romney, I’d think we really have a race on our hands. But chosing the largely-unknown female governor from Alaska who is under investigation? Too easy for the Democrats – just another corrupt Republican. That’s not the change we need! haha. Biden’s going to crush her during the debates. It’s almost mean for McCain to do this to her.

I’m not even upset that no one is talking about Obama’s speech. The Palin pick will bring the Democrats more votes than Obama’s triumphant address.

Isn’t the first priority of picking a VP that they can be president? And McCain is so old, he could drop any minute. So, McCain thinks Palin is ready to be president and not Obama?! She was mayor of a town smaller than my high school before she became governor of that far away state. This is PROOF McCain’s judgment is deeply flawed. Poor Republicans. This is a major malfunction on their part. It’s like Christmas for Democrats – or more like Hannukkah because Palin is going to be the gift that keeps on giving. Talk about on-the-job training.

They keep playing clips of McCain from Palin’s coming out party and even he doesn’t seem that excited about her.


9 Responses to “Sarah Palin for VP? Gimme a break.”

  1. 1 Wasaff
    August 29, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Damn skippy! Worthless broad, I see the strategy, but I also see the big big big fault in it… SHE HAS NO EXPERIENCE WORTH MENTIONING. She has been a governor for two years and before that was a small town mayor and on the city council. Up to her neck in Oil as well. The repubs are screwed…way to go buttwads Hahahaha

  2. 2 Linda
    August 29, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Well I don’t know whether I should be insulted or not. First supporting Hillary I chose Obama because he seemed the better choice based upon the issues. Just throwing any warm bodied female into the Veep seems to say to me I don’t have critical thinking and that, as a woman, I will blindly vote for someone who doesn’t share my values just due to her gender.

  3. August 29, 2008 at 11:46 am

    hear, hear, linda! mccain obviously doesn’t understand women. which is probably why he’s never been in favor or pro-women legislation. i certainly think it’s insulting. i’m not insulted, though because mccain’s opinions have no credibility.

  4. 4 Paige
    August 29, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Yep! I don’t see how ANYONE who values the environment, women’s control over their own reproductive health and rights, or the teaching of actual science in the science classroom could vote for the Republican ticket.

    What happens if McCain actually does become incapacitated while in power? Would the Repubs stuff him or get a “Dave”? Would they actually want Palin to assume the role of President? Maybe Papa Cheney would come back and “advise” her. OK, so she does have management experience, and I appreciate that she’s into ethics and all. Maybe that’s to prevent the rest of her party from going to jail.

    This choice is insane. If they wanted a woman to draw the Hillary supporters I’m sure they could have given Kay Bailey more consideration. I’d at least take her seriously. And if I was one of those HRC supporters who was counting on McCain to woo me, I would have been insulted too.

    On a personal note, they need to get that woman a voice coach. I probably will have to read the debate to get past her squeakiness. Sheesh!

  5. 5 Linda
    August 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

    If she is so into ethics perhaps she needs to exercise them herself and go through due process to that monster out of her sister’s life instead of using her influence. She could have made this an issue of reform that police officer’s who taser their step children and beat their wives should not be police officers. NOW THAT, would have shown some good progressive feminism and glass ceiling breaking.

    Look’s like Barracuda dropped the ball on that one. As a feminist I find her actions hypocritical, unethical, and callous to those women caught in violent domestic situation that are difficult to extricate themselves from.

    She’s towing the line for the big boys. We need to level the clearing field on Domestic Abuse so that every person involved in these situations (yes! Men and Women) have a REAL chance in the Justice system.

  6. 6 lsoren
    August 31, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    The choice of Sarah Palin is an embarrassment, an insult, dangerous, condescending, and will take us back 40-50 years if the Republicans somehow cheat their way into a victory this election. Anybody else notice certain attractive (all in the same way-‘pretty,’ with extremely Barbi-even features) women female Republican spokespeople on CNN and other networks? Well-paid plants, just as Sarah Palin ultimately is. Women being used not to support women’s causes and issues, but to consolidate Republican power.

    Does McCain actually think intelligent women will fall for this crap? Sarah Palin has less of an academic, publishing, and achievement record than I do–prior to her months as governor of Alaska. Her accomplishments PALE in comparison to Hillary Clintons-and as a true feminist, and just intelligent person, Hillary has thrown HER support to Obama.

    I’m just waiting for the nude photos of Sarah Palin to surface. I’ve already seen the photos of her in a mini-skirt up to her crotch–how Vice Presidential. Truly, she is about one step above the Ashley Alexandra DuPre’s of this world–just an ‘exciting’ pawn in use among ‘The Big Boys,’ and feeding off the scraps-if she is yet award she’s being used-to the benefit of her interests and career. Disgusting.

  7. August 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i didn’t think i could think less of mccain than i already did. but picking t&a for vp is really the bottom of the barrel. it reveals the depth of his misogyny and arrogance – which is actually the opposite of what he was trying to accomplish. it’s funny to watch the repubs and conservatives get behind her as if they’re not gobsmacked or disappointed in the least. mccain missed the mark on this one big-time.

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