McCain Palin [video]

McCain picks Sarah Palin.

Interesting.

The best indicator of the effectiveness of the pick was the Obama Team’s first response:

OMG! We should have picked Hillary!!!!

Yeah – duh… No – actually it was this:

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.”

Ouch. I must have hit her them pretty close to the mark to get her them all riled up like that, huh, kid? – Solo 

Later they realized that probably seemed a little knee-jerk and issued the damage control reaction:

“We send our congratulations to Governor Sarah Palin and her family on her designation as the republican nominee for Vice President. It is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics. While we obviously have differences over how best to lead this country forward Governor Palin is an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.”

Like I said above, interesting choice – certainly mixes things up with many pros and cons. Ed has a great rundown here. This is no doubt, one crazy election year!

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3 Responses to “McCain Palin [video]”

  1. Son of Bill Brasky Says:

    They forgot to mention her consistency with McCain on allowing the oil companies to dictate US energy and environmental policy.

    Giving Sarah Palin the tie breaking vote in the Senate doesn’t show me that McCain has good judgment.

  2. whatthecrap? Says:

    I get where you are coming from – given that Oil Companies are universally super mega evil, Alderaan destroying, satan worshipping, forces of darkness – and trial lawyers and unions are universally angelic, sunbeam riding, unicorn shepherding, teeth-flossing, forces of goodness and light.

    Seriously though SOBB, I understand your concern about energy policy – but I don’t think assuming ‘Big Oil’ = ‘Sauron the Deceiver’ is helpful.

  3. Dennis Cook Says:

    I like the pick. It’s a risky picky but it may be just what McCain needs to win the election. Romney or Pawlenty would have probably been a safer choice but I think McCain needed to take a risk on this one.


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