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…
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,
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 href="http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/02/global_warming_threatens_polar.php">polar
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
And she’s a href="http://scienceblogs.com/framing-science/2008/08/palin_is_a_skeptic_of_manmade.php">climate-change
In a way, this is reminiscent of the nomination of
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 href="http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2008/08/hmmmm.html">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.