August 29, 2008

The Palin pick

First of all, how in the hell do you say her last name?? Al Mascitti on WDEL this morning said it was "Pah-lin." Yet, all the big pundit shows have been saying "Pay-lin." So, somebody find out and report back to me, dammit!

I am definitely happy with the pick, personally, because I like "outside the box" thinking. However, I will endeavor to take a more [brief] objective take on the matter:

The Positives:

  • Only second woman ever chosen for major party ticket.
  • She's known as a reformer; she's taken on the corruption that has [politically] plagued her state, mostly involving her GOP brethren (like Ted Stevens, natch).
  • McCain needed to make a "statement;" the Palin pick certainly is that.
  • Palin's youthful vigor can counter Obama's.
  • Has more experience than the #1 on the Democratic ticket!
  • Totally hot!

Negatives:

  • Hinders GOP "Obama is inexperienced" message ('tho Palin still has more relevant political experience than The Messiah).
  • Palin is in the midst of a state ethics investigation regarding a possible improper dismissal of a state official.
  • May get crushed by Joe Biden in VP debate.
  • Total unknown for the most part.
Posted by Hube at August 29, 2008 03:50 PM | TrackBack

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NRO and my DC lobbyist buddy in DC say it's "Pah-lin."

Hube, under plusses: she's a solid conservative/libertarian.

I wouldn't be surprised if McCain picked her to draw charges of inexperience, because it will inevitably draw looks at Obama's lack of experience. Think of it as a "rope-a-dope." If this election becomes about experience, McCain wins.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at August 29, 2008 04:17 PM

Cheney and Rumsfeld were very experienced, and where did that get us?

Posted by: Perry Hood at August 30, 2008 11:07 AM

Decent analysis, although I differ on the experience issue. Obama has experience outside of the box (Southside Chicago), and most recently the unorthodox and successful campaign he has run to date. That's experience too! He also has legislative experience at the state and federal level.

Posted by: Perry Hood at August 30, 2008 11:13 AM

So campaigning for President is experience that should be counted towards being President?

Really?

Posted by: Paul Smith at August 30, 2008 12:34 PM

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