I think McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for VP is ridiculous. It’s cynical, it’s poorly thought through, and she is patently not prepared for the duties of the Presidency. A few months ago she was on TV asking what the Vice President does all day. Not to mention the fact that she makes most right-wingers look like Dennis Kucinich. What Clarence Thomas is to mainstream black America, she is to mainstream women. This is a farce, and probably deserves to be treated as such.
However. I do please implore my fellow lefties: Can we watch our fucking mouths when we talk about her, please? I just saw a Daily Show sketch in which they made fun of her shrill voice, compared her to a sexy librarian from a Skinemax flick, and implied that she was John McCain’s trophy wife. All of that shit is DEEPLY SEXIST and NOT COOL AT ALL. I won’t even get fucking STARTED on the Failblog picture of her and her newborn son. That tone is GROSS and has no place in this debate. Knock it the fuck off before it even starts, people, or you really WILL send whatever bitter Hillary voters still exist (I think most of them are a myth, but some indubitably exist) straight into the scummy arms of a smirking GOP who were just waiting for us to pull this shit. Remember: These are EXACTLY the complaints Hillary’s voters had about the party and the media during the primary. I didn’t see it then but I am sure as hell seeing it now.