Saturday, August 30, 2008

How closely did John McCain vet this choice?

This question is on my mind... 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)

I wish I could have been the fly on the wall.

Hello Sarah, this is John McCain.

(silence) ... Uh, Hello, Senator.

How's the weather up there, my friend. Cold, I bet....

Hey, have you seen the Russkies poking around up there recently? We thought you might be able to tell us what they are up to since, heck, you live just next door, right?


Hey, how'd you like to run for Vice President?

("You're sh***ng me.... Uh, okay.")

But all fun aside... Madville Times has pointed out that this is the woman who pushed her state to give 500 million dollars to TransCanada corporation to help convince the SD state legislature to illegally take land from South Dakota rural landowners.

Is she really just a cute, politically successful Leslee?

I'm thinking, absolutely not: this woman is a real threat to the future of the USA. Let's not kid ourselves.


  1. When Obama never vetted Hillary, when he didn't even offer her a phone call in respect, Obama walked away from the election. The selection of Biden put Obama right back into the lap of Old Washington politics.

    Even if you don't like McCain you have to admit that it was a great move to have selected Palin. PTA, City Council, Mayor, Govanator of our largest state, Mother of 5, likes moose burgers, owned an operated a business, likes to fish, snow-machine racer and Mother to a disabled child. But then, if you don't think women should be able to lead I guess she doesn't work.

  2. But then, if you don't think women should be able to lead I guess she doesn't work.

    Sure, women can lead. My priest is a woman, and I'd love to have Stephanie as Governor. Palin, man or woman, just isn't, in my humble view qualified to be the leader of the free world. I'm funny that way--I set the bar pretty high.

    I ponder why didn't he pick Kay Bailey Hutchinson. She would be have been an excellent representative of what the Republican Party stands for in 2008.

  3. Kay brings old Washington baggage to the race. When they call McCain a "maverick" they meant it. He has pissed off both parties to no end. No he has made a decision that Obama was not willing to make, he has decided to help women break the glass ceiling that Obama held over Hillary. Look at it this way, the President is really just a figurehead anyway. Congress makes and passes the laws, defines energy policy, writes and implements the budget and approves war. McCain is more centered in his political stance than Obama and has spent a career reaching across the table. McCain/ Palin will bring peace back to our government.