Comments: Don't Worry. Be Happy.

I don't care if McCain "wanted" something else. He made a decision to go with Palin over better-qualified evangelicals, a decision to go with Palin over better-qualified women, a decision to go with Palin over better-qualified governors. If he's so out of control of his campaign that he doesn't have some choices in matters like this, then he deserves all the derision he's getting and then some: it shows him as a puppet, a front man, an empty (bloody) shirt.

And if he did want her, then he's still a few dozen catcalls short of his derision quotient for the week. We've been nice, so far.

Posted by Ahistoricality at September 11, 2008 06:02 PM

Hee. Very true! People have been more polite than they might have been. It's possible that many of them are, like me, in a bit of shock to see such a completely and improbably unqualified person as the #2 on the ticket of a major political party.

I mean, you expect out-of-nowhere offerings from fringe groups, but the Republican Party at least usually tries for candidates with some knowledge and experience. I might not agree with their candidates' beliefs and positions, but I don't think I've ever seen such a lunatic choice from them before.

Posted by Anne at September 11, 2008 10:58 PM