McCain Wasn't Trying To Get Moderates Tonight's vapid speech makes it clear: Palin was an act of desperation to get the Christian Right base, who might have stayed home this year.
Consider that Sarah Palin is the kind of person the CR thinks is competent, and you see why they should never be allowed near any government, ever.
And she's a bit of a fascist. One of her first acts as mayor of that little town was to fire the head librarian, which had to be reversed because the people revolted. Why is this getting easier and easier to picture as a Northern Exposure episode, with her as Maurice?
But anyway, why did she fire the librarian? Because she refused to ban books that Palin didn't like because of "inappropriate language."
Oh, my god. Is this 1981? Or do the Republicans just pathologically wish it were? I've said it many times: the GOP at this point only knows how to survive by turning back that clock as far as they can.
The one moment that stays with me tonight, oddly enough, was not Palin's speech. It was a line from Giuliani, a New York mayor with a young second third wife and gay friends, mocking a "cosmopolitan" who was brought up by a single mother. It was that Barack Obama's rise could "only happen in America." And it was designed to mock him, the first African-American candidate for the presidency of the United States.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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