Sarah Palin shows off her unfortunately decorated Anchorage office.
I’m not really sure that I “get” this one.
Upon hearing McCain’s VP choice, my initial response was to laugh out loud. After all, Sarah Palin has been governor of one of the nation’s least populated states for only a couple of years. Before that she served on a town council and was also the mayor of Wasilla, AK. Or something. I only knew of her because some PUMA person has come to this site a time or two to boost McCain/Palin.
It’s an odd choice, considering that Palin is the target of an ethics investigation in Alaska and the fact that McCain’s choice of Palin takes McCain’s experience argument off the table. McCain is 72 years old and has had cancer four times. For that reason, it was imperative for McCain to choose someone who is ready to be president. I’m not sure that Palin is ready. But, she likes to kill caribou and knows how to gut salmon, so she must be an excellent pick.
But, the choice will help motivate the GOP base to vote for batshit crazy Palin, even if they can’t stand McCain. Maybe McCain just wanted to shore up his base with this pick to ensure that the GOP fundies show up en masse to vote for McCain/Palin.
It seems like a bizarre choice to me, but as a Democrat, I like McCain’s pick.
And am I the only one who thinks that Palin is really Tina Fey playing a character?