The Corpus Callosum

McCain has explained his choice of running mate, saying it will “shake
up the status quo in Washington.”

It’s time for a fact check, comparing Palin to the status quo…

FEATURE CHENEY PALIN
Anti-environment Yes Yes
Anti-science Yes Yes
Oil Industry Supports Supports
Foreign
Policy expertise
None None
Military
Experience
None None
Shoots people in face Yes Unknown
Qualified to be President No: bad heart No: bad grammar
Miss Congeniality Not quite Yes
Anti-abortion Yes Yes

Right, a proponent of oil companies in the White House.
 That’s sure to shake things up.  I’m sure she will
do a heck of a job.

About the foreign policy experience, Fox
News
points out that Palin does have
experience, because Alaska is close to Russia.  All those
refugees swimming across the Bering Strait have taught her a thing or
two…oh, wait, those were polar
bears
.

Palin has stated that as VP, she would promote the interest of Alaskans.
 

Perhaps we should change the rules a bit, so each
State can send someone to be co-vice President, so all States would be
represented in the White House.  

SHe also has voices support for Creationsim.
 And she’s a climate-change
skeptic
.

In a way, this is reminiscent of the nomination of Harriet Miers.
 A surprise pick, dubious qualifications, gets everyone’s
attention.  Maybe clever, more likely a cheap gimmick.
 Plus, it suggests that the person who made the pick is a tad impulsive.

Seriously, the only thing the Republican establishment cares about is
oil.  They need a proponent of the Industry in the White
House.  Everything else is just a distraction.  Palin
might shake some things up a bit, but they are not
the things that the Party insiders care about.

Comments

  1. #1 Your H.S. Teacher
    August 30, 2008

    Speaking of bad grammer…

    SHe also has voices support for Creationsim.

  2. #2 Joseph j7uy5
    August 30, 2008

    It’s a rule, and as a teacher you should know the rule. Anyone who criticizes spelling, grammar, or style, must make an error in the course of their criticism. Otherwise, it would seem mean.

  3. #3 Bill the Cat
    August 30, 2008

    Now, that’s funny! Thank you, I needed that.

  4. #4 Quiet Desperation
    August 30, 2008

    All those refugees swimming across the Bering Strait have taught her a thing or two…oh, wait, those were polar bears.

    Hey, do you know how much it costs to feed and house a polar bear relative to, say, an illegal alien from Mexico? :-)

    And those bears are *picky* eaters. No government cheese for them!

  5. #5 Quiet Desperation
    August 30, 2008

    They could still get my vote if we find out that Palin regularly goes out and wrestles the polar bears. Dressed as Lara Croft.

  6. #6 textivore
    August 30, 2008

    Yes, but who wants to put the outfits on the bears?

  7. #7 Cuttlefish
    August 31, 2008

    This race is a bit of a mess
    But there’s one thing that’s clear, I confess–
    She may be a chick,
    But she acts like a Dick
    (That is, Cheney), but wearing a dress.

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