Until today, I did not hate John McCain. He's level headed, he served our country, he's not a Bush, blah blah blah. But now I loathe the man, and I am definitely not going to vote for Nader anymore because I can't stand the thought of this pale pickled prick nudging his fat ass into the White House. Also, last night's speech restored my faith in Obama.
The thing I hate the most about politics is not how transparently corrupt the game is, but how successful the players are at concealing that corruption by manipulating a predictable public. A public who should know better.
Is it not painfully obvious that Palin is on the ticket for purely political reasons? Given the initial reactions, I'd say no. The bastards pulled one over, and we can only pray that voters will eventually see the light.
It seems to me that McCain chose Palin for the following reasons:
1) She's a woman. Obviously the Republicans are seizing on those bitter Hillary voters who were flirting with hopping across the aisle.
2) She's a pretty woman, with a youthful appearance. McCain needed someone to offset his death's door persona, and who better than Palin? The bumper stickers might as well read: McCain/MILF
3) She's big oil. This idea that drilling in Alaska will solve our energy problems is purely symbolic, but it's a powerful symbol.
4) She likes guns and hunting. A redneck's centerfold dream.
So what's the problem? Well, it's so obviously a pick based on one factor (winning) that it makes McCain looks even more like a shallow, business as usual politician. BUT IT'S GOING TO WORK! Even the "liberal media" pundits call this decision bold. It's not bold at all. It's superficial, desperate hogwash.
And, yes, I just used the word hogwash. Even watching McCain on TV makes you 50 years older.
So when McCain dies in his sleep, can Palin run this country? Possibly, but that's not why she was chosen. All this talk about Obama's lack of experience and this is what the Right comes up with? What do Alaskans know about the rest of the country anyway??
I guess what pisses me off the most is that the Republicans see all this exciting stuff going on with the Democrats (change, minorities, forward thinking) that they're willing to exploit a woman, and women in general, for the appearance of modern appeal. And I can't help but think it's a bit of a one-up attempt, too. Like, look at us, we beat you to having a woman on the ticket.
Finally, though, this things pisses me off because John McCain is obviously a misogynist. Dude called his own wife a cunt
and probably told a joke about rape
Also, did you see him at the rally staring at Palin's ass and fondling his wedding ring, as if to remind himself to be a good old fart? Disgusting.