August 29, 2008, - 11:20 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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Though I’m no big fan of John McCain, his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is a stroke of genius. Brilliant.
I’m not into affirmative action picks, but Palin is smart, articulate, and competent in her own right, regardless of whether she has a uterus. And in this case, McCain picking a woman–a bright conservative who happens to be female–was necessary.
It was necessary because Barack Obama made a big mistake in picking Joe Biden. He angered female Hillary supporters. Now, they will have a tough time voting for the Obama-Biden ticket, which dissed them, and the McCain affirmative action ticket, which gave them something to think about.
The choice of Palin makes me more enthused to cast my vote for John McCain in November, because I like Palin. She’s pro-drilling for oil in ANWR and offshore, she’s pro-life, and she’s an attractive and intelligent married mother of several kids. She articulates the conservative viewpoint well and is a skilled hunter and Second Amendment advocate. Excellent.
I’m sure this will anger the NOW and feminist folks who dominate the Democratic Party. They don’t think that having a uterus and estrogen makes you a woman. In fact, looking at many of them, I think those are disqualifications. They only care whether you support abortion, gay marriage for lesbians, and other womYn (v. womAn) things. In contrast, Palin is feminine, without being feminist.
And McCain’s timing was genius and masterful, too. The “bounce”–if there was any–and buzz about Barack Obama’s over-rated, ho-hum acceptance speech, last night, is over. Finito. So sad, too bad.
The attacks on Palin are already beginning. We’ve seen and heard a lot from Cindy McCain’s Obama-supporting half-sister, this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if we begin hearing a lot from Palin’s ex-brother-in-law. Palin was briefly investigated, but cleared, regarding phone calls she made into the status of his position as an Alaska State Trooper on behalf of her sister.
Believe me, when it comes to Palin, all of the feminists and Democrats’ talk about “breaking the glass ceiling” and “a woman in the White House” will be replaced by “Cats R Us.” They’ll be so-much cat-fight sniping against her by that crowd, we may run out of kitty litter.
With the choice of Palin for the ticket, McCain’s chances of beating Barack Obama in November just got even better.
Time for Michelle Hussein Obama to return that dress she bought from White House/Black Market.
Wednesday Night, Republican strategist Mike Murphy told MSNBC that he believes Bill and Hillary Clinton will be voting for McCain, NOT Obama. You know–that privacy of the voting booth thing.
Reader Yvonne writes:
She is qualified at running a large state and Obama, elected the same year 2006, hardly shows up for work.
I want a tee-shirt that says: “Sarah Palin — change we can REALLY believe in.” I am happy with this choice that I’m giddy. She is not only ideal on most every issue, but it is a brilliant political move on a variety of levels.
Reader and author Paul Karcher:
Just read your piece on Sarah. Great job! I love the fact that she eats what she kills. My kind of girl. My youngest daughter, whenever she sees a deer always says, O’ arent they cute…. My answer, as always, is yes they are, and boy do they taste good.
For the record, I’ve had deer only once. At the time, there was only one kosher restaurant in the world that served kosher deer. Yum. Hope to see more.
Drill around ’em and eat ’em.
Reader Errol Phillips:
I haven’t felt this enthused since Ronald Reagan.
There cheers for McCain for a wisdom that I didn’t know was there.
I just love Sarah.