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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Rant from Daily Kos

I saw this on Daily Kos and had to reprint it here --- just awesome. I couldn't have said it better myself. I bolded the parts that are pure poetry:
"I suppose it should go without saying that if Sarah Palin has been reduced to speaking to hard-right audiences, but can't do any nonpartisan interviews because they're confident she'll blow it, and can't appear without John McCain because he may have to bail her out if things get dicey, and generally can't do anything but stay in her little anti-media box, coming out twice a day like the little bird in a cuckoo clock to yell a few phrases into a crowd and leave again, she's all but useless to her own campaign. Her favorable ratings have been diving. She's still got Troopergate in the works. There's still gawd knows how much embarrassing tape from her Katie Couric interview, which is probably going to keep being dribbled out from now until the election. So far, she's been making her most indelible American impressions on the pages of the National Enquirer.

Yeah, she's firing up the wingnut base. Who cares. The wingnut base is the easiest group of people on the planet to fire up. They get fired up when they think gays might steal their marriages. They get fired up when they have to press "one" for English. They get fired up when some black guy gets all uppity and runs for president. They get fired up when their sub-sub-sub-version of Christianity isn't the dominant religious ideal of the nation. Holding Sarah Palin in front of them is like teasing a dog through a fence, but that's about it."

I was telling Larisa the other day that the sad outcome, when they lose, is that people will realize she has only hurt women. I guarantee, when a woman runs for a mjor politcal office again, people will wonder if that will be political suicide since there was no doubt it was Palin who put the final nail into McCain's coffin and hence turned his campaign from just OK to total shit. On the other hand, Palin has set the bar so damn low, it wouldn't be hard for the next female candidate to raise it.
There are tons of hard line right wingers, but to be this close to world power is scary.
Can't really blame her, I blame McCain's judgement.

At least they are losing, and will lose
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