Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Welcome to The Big League, Sarah

A few of my favorite passages from Palin's speech tonight:

I guess -- I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.


This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word "victory," except when he's talking about his own campaign.

and last but not least...

This world of threats and dangers, it's not just a community and it doesn't just need an organizer. And though both Senator Obama and Senator Biden have been going on lately about how they're always, quote, "fighting for you," let us face the matter squarely: There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you.

I've been relatively silent on the Palin selection. In fact, other than a lengthy debate that I had with a good buddy working for the McCain campaign, I've been completely mum on the subject. But after hearing some of the shots taken tonight, I felt that it was high time that I called to question to VP selection.

Although I could spill into a long discussion on the quality of her experience and the familial firestorm that has surfaced since her introduction - I won't go there. I'll simply refer to these key passages from her speech to help myself gain a firmer understanding of the political landscape.

1. Barack Obama has no true experience because he hasn't served at the "executive" level. He wasn't the "executive" of a town that approximately 9000 people call home. He wasn't the "executive" of one of the least populous states in this great nation. Therefore, his work as a "community organizer" should be dismissed, because for lack of a better way of putting it - he didn't do Shit! Maybe I should start to question the quality of Barack's experience and start comparing him to someone like yourself, whose resume trumps his on any given day. Thanks for the heads up there Sarah.

2. Barack and Joe never talk about "victory." America is fighting numerous wars and these guys never talk about victory. I always thought they refrained from using the words because we haven't proven to be the victors yet in either of our major campaigns. But then again, maybe I'm missing something here. Perhaps we should refer to the fact that the surge is working and let that serve as a reason for us to continue our stay in Iraq. Maybe we should just run around yelling "victory" so that America will feel better about itself. I think it's safe to say that if Barack and Joe would start saying "victory" more often that they would be better Americans and would be genuinely showing that they care about our nation. Again, thanks Vice President Palin for clearing that up.

3. Last but not least, Mr. McCain is the only person that has every literally fought for us. Barack never went of to war to fight in defense of this great nation. Only the insight gained on the battlefield can truly prepare an individual for the challenges that are sure to be faced once he or she enters to White House. Barack is still young. Perhaps he should enroll now and come back and run for the presidency in 8 years.

What the F was Wes Clark thinking?

Ride in that fighter plane Barack...get shot down...

Thanks Sarah. I'm studying your other work closely looking for more of the invaluable insight into this year's election.

(to be continued...)

1 comment:

Horchata said...

One small thing, without wanting to re-ignite anything:

I don't think she was referring to military experience - Obama and Biden have been partyline votes in the Senate, but McCain has fought against the institution and against his own party for reforms that he believed in strongly enough to risk his career.

That, and I hope Democrats keep taking the bait and compare the top of their ticket to the bottom of ours...

Love you, though...