Friday, August 29, 2008

American politics just got weirder: Sarah Palin and John McCain

And the "dick vote", as my spouse puts it, is apparently ruling the country these days. Thinking with the gonads is evidently the rule for the Republican party: Sarah Palin has been selected as John McCain's running mate.

Good god, I thought it couldn't get any worse. Apparently this is how the Republicans plan to split the Democratic party: go after the Hillary Clinton supporters. From the Guardian:
The move is a bold play for the potentially millions of disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters who yearn to vote for a woman candidate in the November election and who have remained impervious to Democratic pleas for party unity....

She was sworn in December 2006, making her one of the least experienced people to run for vice-president in recent memory. Alaska is one of the smallest states in the US, with only 670,000 residents.

Before taking becoming governor, Palin served two terms as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a town of 9,800 people, and was on the city's council before that.
So much for Palin's wanting to stick around and help the state as governor.

Clever of the McCain campaign, though.

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