Thursday, October 2, 2008

Preview of Tonight's Vice Presidential Debate between Senator Biden and Governor Palin - Or Queen Esther

Here's a preview of tonight's Vice Presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin. They respond separately to questions by Katie Couric on Roe v. Wade, the constitutional right to privacy and whether either can name a Supreme Court decision they disagree with.

It is very, very scary to contemplate Palin a heartbeat away from the Presidency. There were a whole host of qualified Republican candidates for Vice- President that McCain could have chosen instead of Palin but didn't. Instead, he decided to throw his lot in with the Republican Party's Karl Rovian base of religious social conservatives spurning those independent and moderate voters who admired McCain's personal story and might have voted for him. According to this opinion piece from Fox News:

The Palin story is steeped in religion. Her supporters believe she is a modern day version of the biblical Queen Esther, sent by God to save the nation from peril "for such a time as this," and prophetic e-mails proclaiming that Palin is going to win are being forwarded around cyberspace as we speak.
McCain's reckless and ill informed decision to select her as his Vice-Presidential candidate should disqualify him as being competent to be President.

Here's more of Sarah Palin's greatest hits!

You Tube Video of Sarah Palin interview excerpts

On the other hand, below is the Governor Sarah Palin Bio video from the Republican Convention.

You Tube Video of Sarah Palin Bio

What happened to John McCain? As Richard Cohen recently wrote in the Washington Post:
What impressed me most about McCain was the effect he had on his audiences, particularly young people. When he talked about service to a cause greater than oneself, he struck a chord. He expressed his message in words, but he packaged it in the McCain story -- that man, beaten to a pulp, who chose honor over freedom. This had nothing to do with access. It had to do with integrity.

McCain has soiled all that. His opportunistic and irresponsible choice of Sarah Palin as his political heir -- the person in whose hands he would leave the country -- is a form of personal treason, a betrayal of all he once stood for. Palin, no matter what her other attributes, is shockingly unprepared to become president. McCain knows that. He means to win, which is all right; he means to win at all costs, which is not.
Does John McCain really really think Americans are stupid enough to buy this nonsense.


Anonymous said...

it would be dangerous for the GOP to reschedule another VP debate... the more unscripted air time Palin gets, the more time people will have to realize that she couldn't answer a question about any of the major issues if her life depended on it