9.12.2008

Explaining Sarah Palin

An uncurious intellectual lightweight, nominated to run on the Republican ticket for Vice President of the United States of America.

A young politician consistently labeled as "far too inexperienced" to be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

A card-carrying far-right emblem, rallying red meat conservatives by virtue of their principles alone.

A pretty face, lightening the age-load of a Presidential candidate known as a war hero and an elder statesman.

A candidate that altogether ignores the other VP and issues direct, personal challenges to the Democratic presidential nominee.

A gigantic media distraction from the instant of their announcement.

A magnet for media criticism, drawing fire away from an "out of touch" running mate considered to be vastly removed from the economic plight of the average American.

Credited with a huge bump in the polls following the GOP convention, rallying the ticket from 15 points behind to a solid edge.

A seemingly dumb choice that worked exactly as planned.

LINK: James Danforth Quayle, Vice President of the United States (1989-1993)

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Quayle had a lot of experience. He had been a Congressman for two terms and a senator for eight years before becoming VP.

    And even if he couldn't spell potato, he was not corrupt.

    And read this from Wiki:
    In April 1999, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for 2000, attacking George W. Bush by saying "we do not want another candidate who needs on-the-job training".

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  2. you pretty much nailed it. right on.

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