Monday, September 08, 2008

snarking on mccain/palin

John McCain says he wants Democrats in his cabinet. This will be a necessity if he really wants some cabinet types to work for $1. After all, REPUBLICANS won't give it away!

And John McCain famously said he doesn't get economics. His ideas about tax cuts, and his suggestion to let Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac collapse PROVE the point.

On to everybody's favorite Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

First, McCain campaign chairman Rick Davis says the suddenly shy Sarah Barracuda won't do any interviews until the press shows "respect and deference" to her.

"Respect" is OK. But "deference"? In a free society with a free media, the LAST thing the press should show is deference. Respect, politeness, sure. But deference? That's for monarchies and Communist states. Not for America. In any case, she's going on ABC later this week. Let's see if Charlie Gibson defers to her or not.

Meanwhile, the McCain campaign is trying to squelch the investigation by the legislature of the sovereign state of Alaska into Palin's own troopergate - the firing of a senior state official because he refused to fire the trooper going thru a messy divorce with Palin's sister. And Palin - Sarah and Todd both - are lawyering up quick, while Alaskans who had said they would testify are now saying they won't...

Oh, and as for Sarah Palin's reputation for alleged reform and all that, The Post reports that as mayor of Wasilla she hired a lobbyist name of Steven Silver with ties to that paragon of Republican lobbying, Jack Abramoff. All to get more FEDERAL money - aka, EARMARKS - for Wasilla, that town of rugged individualists who just want to be left alone.

Because Alaska - the land of the rugged individualist - gets $14,000 per year per citizen back from the Federal government, the biggest haul of any state. And they do this while giving oil royalties (over $1500/year) back to its pampered citizens. Needless to say, Palin has done nothing to change this situation since becoming Governor. She certainly hasn't suggested declining any of the largesse coming from cosmopolitan taxpayers in places like New York, San Francisco, Miami, or Chicago.

So, in one little Palin-sized package we get venality, hypocrisy, disdain for government coupled with avaricious reaching into the public till, and links to criminals and lobbyists.

Sarah Palin would make a GREAT Republican vice president!



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