Friday, October 03, 2008

Trouble In Paradise?

I don't think Sarah Palin is Vice Presidential material. That being said, I resent the fact that she is being used, as a woman, to further John McCain's ambitions. I'm beginning to think that even he doesn't think she measures up but if she can bring in the Christian conservative vote, so what?

This headline, Palin questions McCain's concession of Michigan on Yahoo news caught my eye. I was astounded.

The article reports that Palin only learned of it Friday morning when she read it in the papers! Talk about not being kept in the loop! What an unconscionable slap in the face!

Being the feisty go getter that she is, she had this to say, "Todd and I, we'd be happy to get to Michigan and walk through those plants of the car manufacturers. We'd be so happy to get to speak to the people of Michigan who are hurting because the economy is hurting" and "I want to get back to Michigan and I want to try".

I applaud Sarah Palin for that attitude. Walking away, pulling your ads and reassigning staff because the polls are against you is no way to convince the American public you are concerned about their needs. Only your own.

Governor Palin has been kept on a short leash for good reason. We've seen glimpses of why in her interviews and in the debate. The campaign is doing everything it can to minimize the exposure that showcases her weaknesses and in turn blame what does come through on the evil media.

That may work some of the time but when the Vice Presidential candidate is not informed of a major strategy decision until after the fact, it tells this voter a lot about the character of John McCain and just how Ms. Palin would be used if the team is elected.

I mentioned in my earlier post today how I'm hearing women voicing the feeling of insult and betrayal because this woman was chosen over many more qualified. Well, here's a new reason to feel both emotions. Whether you like Sarah Palin or not, whether you feel she's qualified or not, she deserves better from the man who put her in this position.


Word Tosser said...

I have had the feeling that she is just the poster child for the direct right wing he was lacking... and when and if (God forbid) he gets elected ... she will be around only for photo opts. And they will send her places to keep her out of the way. She will be told where her place is... and for her to stay there. Which if that turns out.. it could get nasty... unless they promise her the next run, then she will play their game.

Betty said...

I thought it was interesting that she asked him if she could call him "Joe", but didn't follow up with, "and you can call me Sarah." She was setting him up for that snarky "There you go, again, Joe, looking back." I'm glad he didn't take the bait.

Sylvia K said...

Well, you won't get any argument from me -- I don't like her, don't want her in office, but McCain is using her like he has used everyone else. It's dirty campaigning, it's desperate campaigning and should give people some idea of just kind of a "leader" he would be and I'm using the term leader very, very loosely!

Anonymous said...

My how far McCain has fallen. Wonder which is the real McCain - the one we are seeing now or the one we saw in 1999?

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TropiGal said...

Great posts. I enjoy reading your commentaries about these two. They are insightful and passionate. Thank you.