Thursday, October 30, 2008

CNN: Palin Talks 2012, McCain Aide "Speechless"

A McCain aide is reported to be rendered "speechless" by Palin's statement that, if the Republicans don't win on Tuesday, she intends to run for the presidency in 2012. Leaving aside the fact that she is supposed to hit the party line that she isn't even thinking past next Tuesday, it says a lot about the monster that John McCain has created here. I think we should simply refer to him as Mary Shelley from here on in.

What's hysterical about this woman is the chasm between her confidence and her ability. It was what made her debate performance and her interviews such a source of comedic gold. She can sit in front of the nation and talk utter twaddle whilst winking away, immensely pleased with herself and utterly ignorant of the fact that her grasp of the facts is so tenuous as to be almost non-existent.

She has yet to realise that there will come a day of reckoning and, insanely pleased with her as the crowds attending the rallies have been, one day soon the Republicans will sit down to work out just what went wrong. On that day polls will be produced and fact sheets analysed, and Palin's effect on the Republican tickets chance of being elected will be exposed.

Senior Republicans are planning to meet at a rural retreat in Virginia within days of the election to discuss how to rebuild a party they expect to be badly beaten in the White House and congressional races.

News of the meeting emerged as a poll in Arizona indicated that John McCain could suffer the embarrassing loss of his home state. The poll put McCain on 46% and Barack Obama on 44%, indicating the Republicans are struggling to hold on in their traditional heartlands.
And Palin will inevitably be part of that discussion.

"It is about what direction the party takes, the proverbial struggle for the soul of the party," Norm Ornstein, an analyst at the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute, the home of the neo-conservatives, said today.

Personally I hope they identify Palin as the future of their party because it will finally lead them over the abyss. But I feel sure that saner minds than those who shout "terrorist" and "off with his head" at rallies will prevail.

They will realise that the pubic were more than willing to take Sarah Palin at face value as the early poll figures clearly showed. It was actually the more that they got to know her and listen to her quite clearly demonstrating her ignorance that the public decided that Palin was not ready to be president.

That she doesn't know that she's not ready is simply astounding. It takes a curious kind of confidence to think that you are ready to lead the free world at any time in your life, but when you don't even know what the Bush doctrine is or don't have the confidence to state which paper you read for fear of committing a gaffe, then deep down one would hope that some protectionist part of your self would step in and warn you of the dangers of what you were thinking of doing.

But she has no such gene. If she had it would have kicked in and warned her that Saturday Night Live was celebrating the fact that she had become a figure of ridicule, and it would have told her not to attend. But she sat there bopping away as her worst excesses were openly mocked. It's hysterical that McCain used to attack Obama as being a mere "celebrity", because he has unwittingly created an even greater one. That's why she sat there whilst being mocked. She simply couldn't believe that things had changed so much in her life that was asked on to such a show. A more serious politician would have entertained some doubts about the producers motives. She has no such doubts.

Indeed, such is her confidence that she has openly stated her desire to run for the next election before this one is even over. That's breathtaking. And, yes, it does leave one speechless.

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Hat tip to Balloon Juice for "Palin First" pic.

1 comment:

patrick said...

If Palin runs for President in 2012, at least she has name recognition going for her... but, at this point, that may or may not work in her favor