Republican VP Pick!

3 09 2008

Turnaround being fair play and all… I, of course, need to talk about McCain’s vice presidential pick as well.

For the past couple days, we’ve all been steadily learning more and more about McCain’s pick for his running mate, Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska.

Here’s what we know about her so far: She’s a woman. She’s staunchly anti-abortion, no matter the circumstances. She wants only wants creationism taught in the school. She’s a woman. She has a scandal in her office to deal with about her former brother-in-law. She has a scandal to deal with concerning her 17 yr old daughter being pregnant (whether you think its news-worthy or not, you cant deny its a scandal). She doesnt think sex education should be taught in schools. Wait, did I mention that she’s a woman????

I dont know about yall. But this pick just seems soooo, um, contrived? Is that the word I’m looking for? Yeah… I think so. Contrived. Staged. Interesting. Now, at least that’s what you can say about this pick as opposed to Obama’s pick. While I thought that was traditional, I definitely dont think this one is as traditional. It’s just as strategic, but not traditional.

McCain has made a clear ploy to not only women (can we say, trying to get the Hillary Stans anyone?), but also to appeal to the very conservative base of the Republican Party who still think McCain may be too much of a maverick. And the thing is she may achieve both… crazier things have happened! What’s better than getting a double whammy… not only does she believe EVERYTHING they believe, but she’s a WOMAN who believes it. She’s a woman who doesnt want woment to have the right to decide.

You know what? Shoot… now that I think about it… this is pretty traditional. Wasnt Clarence Thomas just like this? A Black man who didnt think that Black people should be afforded the opportunities of affirmative action. A Black man who believed EVERYTHING they believed, but said it in a Black person’s mouth… so it made them feel better. Oh SCHNAP! And he had a scandal to boot!

I see John McCain trying to be George H.W. Bush! I just hope people see between the lines and dont fall for it.

Yeah… I said it.

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