Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin/ Tillerson 2012 ... by gimleteye

With everything that has to do with Sarah Palin scripted within 1/32nd of its life, what is the chance that her grumbling about McCain's withdrawal from Michigan is unscripted too?

The AP "Palin Questions McCain's Michigan pullout" suggests Palin only learned about the tactic "when she read it in the newspaper." If you believe that, I've got a Bridge to Nowhere to sell you.

This woman can follow a script. Who could not be impressed by how she decided, during the recent VP candidate debate, whether or not to fling talking points at the moderator instead of answer the question?

Palin is the worst vice presidential candidate in American history, but she could make a tidy buck on TV: her own news segment on Fox, game show, sitcom celebrity appearance or reality TV program.

It is the latter I'm thinking of, in respect to Michigan. Here's how the script goes: weak presidential candidate decides to pull out of critical state due to dwindling finances, ebullient vice presidential pick is given chance to rescue state for Republicans and stir media frenzy.

It's a gamble, but don't you think McCain's advisors thoroughly understood the gamble they were taking by selecting Palin in the first place? Sarah Palin is John McCain's Hail Mary: once you've released the football you are committed to its trajectory.

AP quotes Palin, "Todd and I, we'd be happy to get to Michigan and walk through those plants of the car manufacturers... we'd be so happy to get to speak to the people in Michigan who are hurting because the economy is hurting."

Do you think that Exxon/Mobil would not relish the chance to throw some of its billions in excess windfall profits at their "drill, baby, drill" candidate in Michigan, for a flagging presidential campaign of John McCain-- their last best chance? Palin/ Tillerson in 2012. You betcha.


Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right: she is "The worst vice presidential candidate in American history. We should be ashamed. It is George W. Bush in a skirt. Someone wrote in the Miami Herald letters section that you would want someone from Harvard to do your operation so why are we picking "regular folk" for the highest position in the land.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing that is not a scripted moment in the McCain/Palin campaign.

Anonymous said...

Who needs a script? A teleprompter? An independent thought? Wait a minute, I think I know.

Anonymous said...

As Mr T would say---"I pity the fool!!!"

Geniusofdespair said...

some one should tell Sarah: from Websters Dictionary of English.....

Main Entry: Joe Sixpack
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a lower-middle-class or blue-collar male; also written [Joe Six-Pack]
Etymology: from average 'Joe' watching TV with a six-pack of beer


Geniusofdespair said...

This penchant for posting material....first why don't you write your own comment and post the link....I cannot check on information without a link. The link is the thing to include not someone else's post.

Anonymous said...

so since Palin is the worst VP candidate im guessing Biden is much better?

I don't know about you here, but id rather have a real person, that knows what it is to live paycheck to paycheck representing us in Washington. Not an old politician with "experience"... we are in this situation right now due to the "experience" the politicians we put in office have.