Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Picks Palin (Updated)

Couple of quick thoughts on the new news:

I had speculated in various forum discussions that this would be a smart pick for McCain if he believed there are large numbers of Hillarhoids. I think those numbers are far smaller than the MSM likes to pretend, as you might recall.

The first downside that comes to my mind is that the "inexperience" card, as an attack on Barack, is now off the table. As soon as the GOP tries to play it, you point to she who would be successor should anything happen to the 97-year-old McCain. Anybody? Anybody? Anyb …

“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.

I do like me some rapid response.

And regarding the non-choice of Tim Pawlenty, if I were a wingnut blogger, I would say that McCain just threw the state of Minnesota under the bus. But I'm not. I'm a proud moonbat. Besides, I hate that expression.

On a related note, I saw this last night:

If you're bummed about not getting a ticket to watch the Obama speech at the Invesco Center, you'll be happy to know they're still giving away tickets for John McCain's veep announcement tomorrow at the aptly-named 12,000 seat Nutter Center.
-- Josh Marshall


Sornie said...

McCain had very little realistic possibility of taking Minnesota but him not choosing Pawlenty is a blessing for us, the possibility of Governor Molnau scared the shit out of me.

bjkeefe said...

Tell me more about Molnau, Sornie. I've never heard the name.