The Vagina Speaks
Let's be frank: John McCain didn't pick a vice-presidential running-mate, he picked a pro-life vagina. Apparently, those were the only qualifications necessary for the job.
Sure, Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC last night was great political theater, but she didn't write it. That speech had all the sarcastic, snarky hallmarks of the guy who wrote most of McCain and some of Bush's speeches. And while she regurgitated her "hockey mom" ethic, her experience and her outsider cred, she never once touched on an issue, such as the economy. The speech was all cleverly crafted to energize the base of evangelicals desperate for anyone who will sing their song.
The patronizing, sexist attempt by McCain to woo women voters with Palin is pathetic and she's apparently too stupid to realize it. If McCain had been serious about a female running-mate he would have picked Kay Bailey Hutchison, who's had a long, distinguished career in politics, and is a conservative...except that she's pro-choice. The Limbaugh and Hannity crowd and their Christian terrorist followers were never going to allow that. Instead, we get Palin, who pretends like she's in charge of the Alaska National Guard and that her proximity to Russia somehow makes her an expert on foreign affairs. Hell, she'd never left the country until a couple of years ago. The Associated Press took each of Palin's claims and debunked most of her speech with facts, something else sorely missing from last night's speech. Read it and learn.
So, McCain and Co. found a woman -- because it had to be a woman -- with little political experience, under investigation for ethics violations and who has even managed to politicize her underage daughter's pregnancy, not to mention forcing the teen father to show up at the convention. Pandering, foolish, inappropriate and unqualified. That's Palin. But she's on the ticket because her genitalia were right for the job.