Friday, August 29, 2008

Palin As A Masterstroke

Palin As A Masterstroke

James Lindgren over at Volokh Conspiracy points out that at a Clinton supporter website, there is a vast swarm of enthusiasm for Palin. I suspect that there are Democratic women who are going to vote for McCain/Palin just because there's a woman on the ticket. That's a terrible reason--just like the very large number of Democrats who are going to vote for Obama/Biden just because's there a black person on the ticket.

I would like to think that much of this enthusiasm is driven by Clinton supporters who genuinely perceive how dangerous Obama would be as president because of his leftist naivete about foreign policy.

The most amusing part of the whole process is watching Democrats criticize the choice of Palin because of her lack of experience. This, from the party that just picked Obama? At least Palin will have months to years to get experience as Vice President--a real concern, considering McCain's age. Obama, however, starts out in the top position on January 20, 2009, with no executive experience, and not dramatically more legislative experience than Palin. Palin, at least, has two years of experience as governor of Alaska.

I wish that I could say that the McCain/Palin ticket is an extraordinarily strong one. It really isn't. But once again, the Democratic Party's fixation with leftist anti-Americanism and tokenism has caused them to pick an embarrassingly weak person for the top of the ticket. Even Hillary Clinton would have been a stronger choice than Obama--and that's quite a statement from someone who find Clinton to be destestable.

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