I have been totally consumed by politics this week. I watched the star-studded line-up at the DNC, each speech outdoing the one before it. And finally, Barak Obama's speech--whether you like him or not, you have to admit, it's a refreshing change to contemplate having a president that can actually string a sentence together. I had an Obama buzz on Thursday night, followed by a McCain hangover Friday morning.
“It is conceivable that some people will think John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate because she is a woman. I know you find this shocking, but I swear I have heard it mentioned.
McCain does not believe in pandering to identity politics. He was looking for someone who was well prepared to fight against international Islamic extremism, the transcendent issue of our time. And in the end he decided that in good conscience, he was not going to settle for anyone who had not been commander of a state national guard for at least a year and a half. He put down his foot!
The obvious choice was Palin, the governor of Alaska, whose guard stands as our last best defense against possible attack by the resurgent Russian menace across the Bering Strait.
Also a woman, but that’s totally beside the point.”