Threee words: trophy running mate
August 30, 2008 | Barack Obama chose a seasoned veteran as his running mate. John McCain chose a cheerleader.
How's this for a resumé for a vice-presidential candidate? (Source: Governor Palin's Biography)
Oh yeah, this is the person we want next in line in the event John McCain can't complete his term! (A not insignificant concern for someone who yesterday celebrated his 72nd birthday.)
Sorry, I must be unkind.
John McCain is married to Cindy McCain, a woman 18 years his junior (born 1954). According to her website, she's an heiress and "has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate both in the United States and around the world."
What do we know about her? Not much. We do know she's always there, standing by (behind, actually) her man. Never a hair out of place, never a wrinkle in her clothes, never a bead of sweat. She's a Stepford wife. And check out those eyes — she may well be an alien.
When she does speak, it's always to tell us how much she adores John McCain and what a wonderful man he is.
John McCain chose as his running mate Sarah Palin, a woman 28 years his junior (born 1964). Her five children are named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig. (She was born in Idaho, obviously by way of La-La Land). She was Miss Wasilla and competed for Miss Alaska. She is a self-professed "hockey mom" (in the lower 48 we call them soccer moms), and her only other elected position was as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, population 6000. Her first apparent need for a passport was in 2007, making her an international naïf. She recently confessed to Larry Kudlow (CNBC) that she didn't know "what is it exactly that the VP does every day?" When she was introduced at McCain's rally today, what she mostly talked about was how wonderful John McCain is.
And then there's the matter of Troopergate...
There's a pattern here: John McCain is an aging man who refuses to accept the fact that he's getting older, and he collects good-looking, much-younger females to maintain the self-delusion. Unfortunately, it just makes him look older.
McCain's always having to prove his manhood. That bellicose attitude is no accident. John McCain has never met an international situation that he doesn't think merits a war.
Sarah Palin may be a wonderful person. But how many wonderful people do you know with the nickname "Sarah Barracuda"?
Sarah Palin represents a high-risk gamble. We already know what happens when you put someone prone to risky behavior in the White House. Thanks, but No Thanks!
Last updated on Apr 13, 2018