Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Going Rogue


Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate, has kicked off a nationwide promotional tour for her memoir Going Rogue. The book, which has been described, in par,t as a score settling effort, accuses the McCain campaign of micromanaging the mercurial former Alaska governor. But the question nobody seems willing to deal with is, why did McCain's people deem it necessary to monitor and control an individual who, as they say, would have been one heartbeat away from the presidency? That they apparently felt it necessary demonstrates that they believed that Palin lack the qualifications for the office of vice president.

2 comments:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

From reading excerpts of the book, one conclusion that is unavoidable is the woman's jaw-dropping shallowness. When telling the story of how she was confronted at one point with news reports that she and her husband Todd were going to divorce, one would think (indeed one would hope) that she would offer for the reader's contemplation a heartfelt description of her abiding love for her husband; how their union could not be tossed aside like some disposable camera - that she and Todd took their wedding vows seriously. No, there was none of that....

"Dang, I thought. Divorce Todd? Have you SEEN Todd???"

TRANSLATION: If Todd gains fifty pounds, he's toast.

Thirteen years into their marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt was confronted with her husband's affair with her social secretary (and distant relative of mine - I come from a long line of home wreckers) Lucy Paige Mercer. After contemplating divorce, it was decided that they would continue their union. Years later, she confided to her friend, Joesph Lash, the reasons for saving their marriage. They were many and complicated. This, I can assure you, was not one of those reasons:

"Dang, I thought. Divorce Franklin? Have you SEEN Franklin???"

Ah, substance!

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Tom Degan
Goshen, New York

Logokopp said...

"I can think of plenty of politicians who are genuinely, unambiguously dumb. I've even met a few, and marveled at how they were able to attain any kind of political responsibilities, given their limited intellectual prowess. But I don't think I've ever seen a politician as conspicuously unintelligent as Sarah Palin gain national prominence. She represents the very worst American politics has to offer, and the embarrassment she brings to the political system is severe."

-Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

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