Skip to comments.What if Palin had become vice president?
Posted on 07/14/2009 5:04:36 AM PDT by steve-b
Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll, she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska wanted for a mouthpiece. She was adored by the Republican masses in Alaska (she carried a gun and favored secession, the only qualifications needed).
That worked well for Alaska. It enhanced the image of Alaska to have someone in frilly blouses, rather than plaid wool shirts, to front for their oil industry. Good for Alaska.
Then something weird happened. The Republican Party nominated the oldest person ever put forth by a major political party for president. While he seemed to be in good health, they were worried about the geriatric image this person gave of the Republican Party. Besides his advanced age, he espoused the same worn-out and proven ineffectual Ponzi schemes which were fast becoming revealed to an American populace, no longer content with the wool being pulled over their eyes.
With extreme misfortune for the Republican Party, the Democratic Party nominated a young, athletic, good-looking, vastly intelligent, multi-racial and did I mention, young? senator, with a photogenic wife and family. There was quite a contrast.
You had the old senator, with no plan, with "Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran" for a theme song and a multimillionaire trophy wife to replace the plain one he had while a POW, against a dynamic young senator, with new ideas and new plans to take the country back to greatness, after eight years of mismanagement and malfeasance. And worst of all for the Republicans, he had the ability to say that he was not a bit like George Bush.
What could the Republicans do? Well, they couldn't put forward any plans. They didn't have any. They couldn't run against the people who brought America down. They were the people who brought America down. So what could they do?
Send in the clowns.
They thought: "We need something different. We need a woman on the ticket."
There were a few women in positions of power in the Republican Party who actually had some experience and were qualified to at least run for higher office. Did they pick any of those women? That would have made sense.
So they didn't do that. They picked their concept of what they needed to counteract the vitality of the Democratic ticket. They picked the Alaskan version of Britney Spears.
No thought was apparently given to finding out if this person actually had the ability or the smarts to possibly become a real live president of the United States. It wasn't worth their time to find out if this woman was remotely fit for the position. She looked and talked good. Sort of. In a Republican sort of way. And they just didn't care what she might and could do to America.
And did the wise old man, who was the titular head of the party, object when this person was presented to him as his running mate? Nah. Did he care about the future of America? Or did he think that this stunt might be the only way he could live in the White House? I suggest that you pick option 2. That's what happened.
Now I have to ask all the folks the Republican base who attended those rallies and screamed about and voted for the guy who wasn't quite sure how many houses he owned and the Barbie doll who thought "Russia was just over the horizon" was a foreign policy statement: If Sarah Palin had been elected as vice president, would you have thought it a grand idea that she would cut and run halfway through her term? Why finish her term when there are book deals and right-wing conventions to arouse for money?
You have to wonder what the John Boehner-type voters were thinking, if anything, when they cheered Sarah "Cut and Run" Palin. Not much, probably.
You should have posted a puke alert for this article. It is the literary equivalent of stepping in a fresh steaming pile of poo.
I would love another Double Dose of Diliatory Douchebag Dissertation from a Downtrodden Dunderhead.
PLEASE STOP STEVE!!!!
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