[FoRK] Breaking news: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be McCain's veep

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Fri Aug 29 08:44:59 PDT 2008

Oh, and as far as being 'brilliant', this totally and completely
undercuts the 'we need someone with experience' McCain argument,
especially when combined with McCain's age. It isn't tactically *bad*
(it certainly puts a large number of middle-aged Clinton supporters up
for grabs, esp. if the Obama camp continues to be reluctant to discuss
the right-to-choose implications up for discussion) but I'm really not
sold on brilliant.


On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> Oh, and on Palin: this cements the position of McCain as squarely in
> the camp of the know-nothing, do-nothing,
> all-we-need-to-do-is-drill-offshore energy policy that both wreaks
> havoc on the environment AND continues to pump money into the hands of
> the Saudis, Chavez, etc. Two collosal fuckups for the price of one!
> That's fucking crazy.
> (And of course in the we-control-your-body crazy fucking christianists
> camp, but you knew that already. But hey! McCain is a maverick!
> Totally not in bed with the culture war-ists! Not at all! Except for
> Rove, and Hagee, and....)
> Luis
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>> McCain hates Rove, that's well established.  GMAFB.
>> And is listening regularly to him anyway. That is also well
>> established. He's in fucking hock to that wing of the party, Jeff.
>> Your ostrich routine about that is getting boring.
>> Note that I think you can make a plausible case for McCain on the
>> divided-government-he-must-be-there-to-veto-the-worst-wackjobness-of-a-resurgent-Dem-congress-theory
>> even if you grant that his international politics are neocon and his
>> domestic politics are Rovian. But if you're going to make that case,
>> make that case. Don't keep telling yourself the lie that he's not a
>> Rovian, neocon duck.
>> Luis

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