On last night, we finally got to see Sarah Palin on the hot seat with ABC’s Charlie Gibson. Forget about your political affiliation – watch THIS video, and tell me that this woman hasn’t been seriously coached on how to answer Charlie’s questions:
I think Matt Damon said it best – this whole thing is like a bad Disney movie, except if it WERE a bad Disney movie, it would at least end with the mother realizing that her place is with her children, and that she loves her country too much to be used as a political pawn, whose very presence on the ticket might endanger all our futures. What say you, Sarah?
The most disparaging thing about all this is how easily right-wingers can be swayed by someone who, though personally appealing and politically in alignment with their views, has absolutely NO business being considered for the office of Vice President, especially on a ticket where the Presidential candidate is, sorry, old and feeble. It’s absolutely terrifying. I happen to believe that there is a great deal that goes on at the highest levels of government that protects us, keeps us safe, keeps our way of life on an even keel that we never even know about – and that it takes experienced legislators, operatives, and executives to keep it all working as it should. And look-it, we’ve already taken a chance on a ‘cowboy’ governor who promised to be compassionate, had a shaky, questionable past, but that was tough, and conservative, and who would take such good care of us, and look where that got us.
We cannot be distracted. The bottom line is that there are more Democrats in this country than Republicans, so the real fight is on the ground, getting to un-registered voters and making sure that they get registered and come out to the polls on November 4th. From the zeal Ms. Palin exhibited in trying to sound knowledgeable and worthy of position she is in, I think we can assume that she won’t be pulling out of the race anytime soon, so it is our job as Obama supporters to continue to fly under the radar and keep the ground game moving as we have been. It’s critical – anything else would mean handing the presidency over to a hot-tempered, war-mongering, ex-playboy and a moose-shooting, book-burning, hockey-mom who can’t tell a foreign policy from a oil rig.