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And it’s raining too!

Ohhhh boy.

The announcement was intended to counter rumors by liberal bloggers that Ms. Palin had claimed to have given birth to her fifth child in April when, according to the rumors, the child was her daughter’s.

Palin’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant – The Caucus Blog –

So. A group called Focus on the Family jokingly ask that people pray for rain on Senator Obama’s acceptance speech.  It not only did not rain but the opening day festivities of the RNC have been canceled to focus on providing support for the fallout that hurricane Gustav will be bringing with it.  Even the Whitehouse is getting it’s act together for this one.  Good thing they asked only for rain.

So. The Internet was bouncing around with the rumor that her youngest son is actually her grandson.  And to counter that they release that her 17 year old daughter is doing a Jamie Lynn Spears?

How is that going to play in Peoria?  Any odds on Palin pulling a Harriet Miers and dropping out?

Governor Palin’s qualifications are what again?

NRO got it right.

Inexperience. Palin has been governor for about two minutes. Thanks to McCain’s decision, Palin could be commander-in-chief next year. That may strike people as a reckless choice; it strikes me that way. And McCain’s age raised the stakes on this issue.

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Tokenism. Can anyone say with a straight face that Palin would have gotten picked if she were a man?

The Corner on National Review Online.

No one can legitimately argue that a woman can’t be president.  That’s just stupid and would eliminate many powerful and capable candidates.  Senator Clinton would have been a great choice in an election had she won the primary.  The Democratic Party did not throw women under the bus; the process worked out and Senator Clinton received fewer votes.

That’s how elections work.

If it’s legitimate to run ads claiming Senator Clinton and Senator Biden were arguing that Senator Obama lacked experience, how exactly does it work when McCain picks someone who has virtually no national or international experience at all?

She was a mayor of a town with 7,000 residents -> Governor of Alaska. She ran on a reformer ticket and is being investigated for allegedly trying to get her former brother-in-law fired.  That a lot of experience alright.

Rooting for Governor Palin purely on the basis of her being a woman does an equal disservice to women. President Palin? Who could honestly say that she can actually be a good president?  Sexual discrimination is not over when a woman becomes president.  It’s over when a woman becomes president and no one notices that she’s a woman.

This continues to be a fun election to watch.