Friday, August 29, 2008

Pale, Paler, Palin

So Grampy McWhiteGuy gots hisself a VP candidate. A woman (good thing). Governor Palin (not such a good thing).

I hear she's a creationist. Shit. As if the last 8 years of anti-science know-nothingism hasn't been bad enough. God help us. [See, you can believe in God and not be a creationist. No need to park your brain at the door.]

I'd like to share some words from Jon Soltz of VoteVets:
Maybe Palin could one day be someone who has the judgment and experience that would make me feel comfortable with her leading our Armed Forces. But not now. Not after just 60 days thinking about those issues, and even then, just toting the party line. What's this say about McCain's judgment - to put political PR above sound judgment when it comes to naming a potential, if not very possible, Commander in Chief? What's it say about his judgment vs. Barack Obama, who faced with the same question, answered, "Joe Biden."

In times like these, with the stakes so high, and the decent chance that McCain might not live long into his first term, I can think of no scarier thought as a proud war veteran than someone with such an empty resume holding in her hands the lives of my buddies still in the service.
h/t to Joe Sudbay at Americablog

Btw, did y'all catch all those generals and admirals standing up for Obama?

Now think of "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" McCain in charge. The world really cannot afford this madman.

Check out all of Jon's article at Huffington Post by clicking on his name above.

--the BB


it's margaret said...

What a great comment! Thanks for the link Paul ---and do travel safely. You and Grandmere have convinced me to read the "hurricance preparedness" materials now... earthquakes --no problem. but hurricans? --don't know nothin'.

FranIAm said...

It boggles the mind, does it not???