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McCain's Choice [Aug. 30th, 2008|12:28 am]
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[d_h_belmont]
John McCain's pick for VP, if you haven't heard, is Alaskan Senator Sarah Palin.

Seeing as McCain and the GOP are really REALLY trying to get the idea across that Barack Obama is inexperienced, McCain's choice seems extremely hyprocritical as both of them haven't spent a lot of time in "the game". Obama is a first term senator, and Palin is a first term governor of Alaska. Both Obama and Palin are about the same age. Not only does it seem hypocritical to me, it seems to be blatant pandering to frustrated voters who REALLY REALLY wanted Hillary to get the nod. It also seems a way to go "Well, if you vote for me, we can make history too as she'd be the first woman vice president!". It doesn't seem to be a choice based on what's best for the nation, who would be the most qualified for the job, but instead, solely, what could capture the most votes.

Someone on a Star Trek discussion forum gave McCain "props" for "thinking for himself and not just going along with what his advisors and consultants say". Independent thinking is good, but... I wish I was drinking coffee at that moment so I could spit it all over the computer I was using. Are we really going to give someone props for disregarding advice given to him who obviously know enough of what they are talking about to get hired in the first place? Is this "go it alone" policy really a GOOD thing? Oh yeah, this advice is sounds and logical, but I am going to do whatever I want because I am the guy running for office. Everyone else can screw themselves.

Republicans acting Hypocritical? Tell me something new.
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[User Picture]From: hahahasyyke
2008-08-30 07:56 am (UTC)
Give me a break, McCain.
I think it's somewhat comical, because Obama ended up pulling in a running mate who is very experienced - Which I thought was a smart move to balance out the complaints that he's inexperienced (not that anyone already planning to vote for McCain would bother to take that into consideration...), and then McCain turns around and picks someone inexperienced (which some would consider a balance to make the ancient-old-man complaint less of an issue...) which I think actually makes me support Obama more. The way *I* see it is McCain is now old and out of touch AND has an inexperienced running mate... Booooo. I have my doubts that her being female will REALLY help him all that much, and by now I'm sure many voters have already made up their mind. From now until November, I feel like it's all entertainment or just a matter of setting peoples' decisions in a little deeper.

Anyone on the fence who is swayed to the republican side of matters by his choice of VP should probably be slapped, but I suppose so should a huge portion of the population, anyway, for various reasons. Haha.

Seriously, if McCain wins, I might spend the next four years bitching. Nobody wants that... Maybe Obama should use that to win voters - "Nobody wants Jen Poe to bitch, so vote for me!" hahahaha
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[User Picture]From: hahahasyyke
2008-08-30 09:52 pm (UTC)
I was just doing a little reading, and apparently Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools. ("'Creation science' enters the race," Anchorage Daily News, October 27, 2006
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=17737&id=13661-10123647-rg4ck.x&t=3)

And something else, kind of going along with the last point you were making - How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.
("McCain met Palin once before yesterday," MSNBC, August 29, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=21119&id=13661-10123647-rg4ck.x&t=8)

Awesome.

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From: d_h_belmont
2008-08-31 09:48 pm (UTC)
You cited your sources, Jen. You have no idea how hot that is.
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