August 29th, 2008

gweneye

Whoops, bad choice, McCain.

By now, you should have heard that McCain announced his VP selection, Sarah Palin. On the face of things, she might seem like a good idea -- she's non-threatening to him with her inexperience, she's young and female, breaking his old white men stereotype, she's a beauty queen (and America has always responded to beauty), and she's his kind of "maverick". But there's something you do not do when you're going into a presidential election... you do not have this sort of scandal hanging over you:

However, she is currently herself under investigation by state lawmakers over the dismissal of a state public safety commissioner.

She is alleged to have sacked him because he did not dismiss a state trooper involved in a contentious divorce from her younger sister.


Really? Even if that isn't true, that sort of current and active scandal is the sort of thing that can kill you; and it's entirely possible that it is true. So, McCain comes out of this looking desperate for choosing someone despite her obvious problems -- it's clear he just wanted a woman to combat Obama's minority status.

I swear, it's like McCain wants to lose -- every time he gains some ground in this race, he shoots himself in the foot with something incredibly stupid.
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