Posted by James @ 12:51 pm on August 29th 2008

Quote of the day


“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said in a statement.

She’s the Governor of Alaska, you dolt. What is Obama and, moreover, what was he? Wow.


  1. The pot calls the kettle black.

    Err, I mean African-American. Or rather female. Yeah that’s it.

    Comment by Cameron — 8/29/2008 @ 1:20 pm

  2. And it continues

    Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the 4th ranking House Democrat, said in a statement the choice of Palin “shows political panic.”

    “Is this really who the Republican Party wants to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency? Given Sarah Palin’s lack of experience on every front and on nearly every issue, this Vice Presidential pick doesn’t show judgment: it shows political panic,” he said.

    Do they really want to talk about “inexperience” being a heartbeat away from the presidency when they have opted for even less experience to be the heartbeat of the president? I am not sure this is the road they want to travel.

    Comment by James — 8/29/2008 @ 1:31 pm

  3. Lovely words, Billy. I can just see your sneer when referring to the size of Wasilla. That doesn’t at all rekindle memories of anything else your boss has said about small towns.

    Comment by Camillus — 8/29/2008 @ 2:05 pm

  4. Exactly, James. This isn’t an avenue that Obama’s people can push too hard on. Which is exactly why it’s smart.

    Make no mistake, this is a compensation pick for McCain as much as Biden was for Obama. Obama needed experience and foreign policy cred, McCain needs a fresh face and some away-from-Washingtonness. Neither chose to double down on their strengths, both chose to expand their appeal. What’s more, both picks tighten up the potential attacks on their opponents. It’s now more difficult for McCain to make the executive experience no foreign policy knowledge charge on Obama, it’s now more difficult for Obama to make the “he’s been in Washington so long he may as well be part of the furniture” charge on McCain, on McCain. I like that about it too.

    I’m a little cooler on Palin than I was a month ago, but now it all comes down to her introduction to America, and the RNC damn well better hit this one of the park in that respect.

    Say what you will about Palin, but McCain did not throw in with social conservatives on this one.

    Comment by Brad — 8/29/2008 @ 2:58 pm

  5. A fantastically ill-considered statement, what was he thinking?

    Comment by Mortexai — 8/29/2008 @ 3:43 pm

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