Harsh but probably accurate

This pretty much sums up Governor Palin:

“She has an incredibly thin résumé, a serious lack of gravitas, no coherent philosophy and the people around her are amateurs,” another top Republican pol argued. “She’s finished.”

via Alaska’s governor Sarah Palin to resign, dooming her presidential pipe dream.

That’s not to say she wont make the rounds and push for other candidates. But she is now moving into Joe the Plumber territory.

Okay, I don't get it

Sarah Palin to resign as Governor of Alaska.  Why would she do this? As governor she obtained real experience and she has made it clear she’s looking for a national office.

When she runs for the Republican nod in 2012, does anyone think that her bailing before any tangible recovery happens in the economy will insulate her and make her more attractive as a presidential candidate? Like it or not, she leads Alaska as governor. Why put down that responsibility now?

Palin seems to know why they lost

Massive irony alert.

I think the Republican ticket represented too much of the status quo, too much of what had gone on in these last eight years, that Americans were kind of shaking their heads like going, wait a minute, how did we run up a $10 trillion debt in a Republican administration?
via Palin: GOP ticket was too ‘status quo’ – Andy Barr – Politico.com

Governor Palin’s 20/20 hindsight is working pretty well; she noticed the 10 trillion debt so that shows some growth. I don’t think she’ll have a prayer in 2012 but hey, you never know.

It’s too bad their campaign also spent all that time disparaging Senator Obama’s associations and “socialist” leanings.  She should have included that in her reasons for not getting elected.

Your VP candidate is so dumb she…

This is going to put Your Mama Is So Dumb jokes in perspective.

“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

Sarah Palin on a WMAL-AM interview

There seems to be some idea that after November 4th (assuming John McCain loses) that the litmus test for “Real” GOP membership will be how you reacted to Sarah Palin.  Which is a funny idea because she did not have to go through the Republican primaries. Mitt Romney and Tom Ridge competing with her should be fun to watch.

Oh, and to all those people who want to know about Barack Obama’s associations? Keith Olbermann tears that down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSjRggE2Nek

I don’t normally watch Olbermann as I find him to be a little too righteous and long winded, but that is a funny video.

Governor Palin shows lots of class

Okay, I guess Bill Ayers 15 minutes are up.  Now their linking Senator Obama with the PLO.

Here is the appropriate response:

The Obama campaign called Palin’s remarks “another recycled, manufactured controversy from the McCain campaign to distract voters’ attention from John McCain’s lockstep support for George Bush’s economic policies.”

Palin accuses Obama of ties to second ‘radical professor’ – CNN.com

Not able to speak intelligently about the McCain campaign’s proposed policies for energy, foriegn policy, and the economy, she continues to appeal to the worst of their supporters. Why can’t they just talk up what THEY would do in the white house? CNN has a fact-check article here.

I know that Governor Palin’s time is running down, and if John McCain loses this election I’ll be glad just to get Palin out of the news cycle.  That is, assuming McCain loses.  I am pretty sure that election night is going to be a nail biter.

Governor Palin abused her position and so what?

The report is in and apparently Governor Palin (or her husband, I can’t tell which) has abused her position. And it does not matter one bit. The folks who will vote for McCain only care about ethics, rules, and laws when it applies to Those Darned Socialist Democrats.

If anything this will solidify the base of voters who will claim that Governor Palin is the target of a political hit job. Any conservative who writes about Palin in anyway negative will simply get targeted as a not-country-first turncoat. That’s what Joe Six Pack says, anyway.

John McCain does show some signs of realizing what he’s doing, but he apparently still wants to get elected at any cost.  I still believe that he’s not really this scare mongering talking head (I liked McCain in 1999). But this is his last chance and I think in the next 2 weeks we’ll see the McCain campaign full out the stops.

Oh, come on, what next?

When Senator McCain was running in the primary against George W., Karl Rove ran a dirty whisper campaign and W. won the primary. It was your typical get elected at all cost move and sadly it worked.

Now this?

“Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

Governor Palin – ENGLEWOOD, Colorado

That’s some Maverick behavior alright.  The statement is nonsense and the McCain campaign knows it.

Next up Palin will be saying things about his religion (he’s Christian), and his upbringing (he did not attend a madrasah), and his patriotism (his wife does not hate America).

I like how this is orchestrated to have Governor Palin spout this nonsense.  You don’t want to have McCain dirty his dress whites after all.

Senator McCain knows this is his last shot for the brass ring. So scruples be damned, his campaign will do and say whatever it takes to get anyone to vote for him.

McCain really needs to fire his ad guys

First they released a “McCain Wins Debate” ad a day early and now this.

ex·ag·ger·at·ed
–adjective
1. unduly or unrealistically magnified: to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself.
2. abnormally increased or enlarged.

I did not watch the debates but, you betcha, I’m dog gonnit, gonna read up on it.

The success criteria for each VP candidate was pretty low.  I mean, all Governor Palin had to do was form complete sentences and she exceeds expectations.  All Senator Biden had to do was not look across the room and shout “Are you kidding me?”

This is why I can’t really get into the debates.  It’s just an extended ad.