Friday, August 29, 2008

Fiddling While Nome Burns

Today is John McCain's 72nd birthday. Three years ago today he was sharing a birthday cake with the future ex-President in Arizona while a monster hurricane was ravaging a few thousand miles away on the Gulf Coast.

This week, there's another hurricane brewing in the Gulf which might postpone next week's Republican convention, which isn't the best birthday present for McCain, but at least he can weather the storm with his smoking hot VP candidate. (I feel sexist for putting it that way, but she does, and she is!)

There was talk that McCain might select a female VP (a Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson or a former CEO like Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina), but I don't think Sarah Palin was on anyone's shortlist (besides McCain's).

It probably took a lot of looking to find a female candidate who fit the RNC profile (pro-Life, anti-Gay, pro-Gun, pro-Creationism and anti-Wildlife) but after scouring the lower 48, they found one in Alaska. And now a 1.5 year Governor from the second least populated state who was mayor of a town of 5,000 just two years ago will be one 72-year-old heartbeat from the Presidency. Please welcome the least qualified VP candidate since DQ.

On the plus side, the 1st, 48th, 49th, and 50th states are now represented on major-party Presidential tickets in 2008. (Sorry about the back-to-back poli-posts.. I'll find other things to blog about come September!)

1 comment:

2fs said...

A cynic might point out that this is yet another New McCain backpeddling on the Old McCain...although in this case, the "old" is only a few weeks ago: after trying to belittle Obama by comparing him to Britney and Paris and Lindsay, here he is tapping an inexperienced, very young, rather hot VP nominee. I mean, in political vs. musical terms Palin's kind of a Britney (minus the substance abuse we hope): clearly talented at what she does but not exactly in the big leagues - and in politics age, she's even younger than Britney!