An intelligent low-intensity description of why Sarah Palin would be a disaster here.

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  1. shelleybear says:

    Draw Your Own Conclusions

    At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates. McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

  2. doqz says:

    Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    Didn’t the same article say that Obama’s campaign met GOP halfway on this because they were afraid of Biden making a gaffe?

  3. gonzo21 says:

    She’s the final move in the Fundementalists 20 year plan isn’t she.

  4. shelleybear says:

    Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    I don’t recall reading that in it.
    Frankly I have a hard time imagining them doing that.
    Even more frankly I be disappointed if they did.
    it’s been enough to that they are pandering to Palin.
    Doing so out of lack of confidence in their own candidates would be even worse.

  5. doqz says:

    Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/us/politics/21debate.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

    Indeed, both the McCain and Obama campaigns have similar concerns about the vice-presidential matchup in St. Louis: that Ms. Palin, of Alaska, as a new player in national politics, or Mr. Biden, of Delaware, as a loquacious and gaffe-prone speaker, could commit a momentum-changing misstep in their debate.

  6. osl says:

    I’m a bit more worried about the VP debate than most: yes, Palin will likely fall to a ‘gotcha’ question, but she can always pop back up and do the ‘aw shucks, I’m just a small-town hockey mom, just like you’ thing. If Biden screws up /anything/ he’ll never hear the end of it, having been chosen and billed as the ultimate insider and wonk.

    Ah, the politics of low expectations.

  7. shelleybear says:

    Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    Then
    We
    Are
    Screwed.

  8. calimac says:

    Unfortunately most of the people I know who are still for McCain are just the kind of religious wingers who approve of exactly the viewpoint this article spends most of its space worrying about.

  9. Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    Has anyone noted any policy-related gaffes that Biden has made so far?

  10. someotherguy says:

    I suspect they’re either trying to put her in position for 2012 or 2016, or they’re using her to make who ever they have in mind for 2012 or 2016 look better.

  11. doqz says:

    Re: Draw Your Own Conclusions

    This week he attributed the financial crisis to the tax cuts and misstated Catholic doctrine while making a pro-choice argument.

  12. gonzo21 says:

    I can’t imagine McCain living for a full 8 year/two-term Presidency… is my concern.

  13. someotherguy says:

    It’s certainly something to worry about, but it seems a bit iffy to be the last stage of their evil plan.

    I think we also have to keep in mind that winning this election doesn’t get rid of Sarah Palin. She and her ilk are quite literally a threat to civilization as we know it whether or not she’s on the winning ticket this time.

    We tend to only really worry about them every few years, but they’re always working to take over.

  14. I can’t believe half of America honestly views this woman as a viable choice. We’re fucked.

  15. gonzo21 says:

    Mind you, if the global economy collapses like its starting to look as if it might, American Republican Fundementalist Christians might be the least of our worries.

  16. gonzo21 says:

    Is it not as simple as (more than) half of America would rather die than vote for the black man?

  17. Very possibly, in which case I despair even further. Palin as a conscious choice is bad enough. Palin as a default choice elected by people who don’t care who or what she is as long as she’s not the black man doesn’t bear thinking about.

  18. gonzo21 says:

    I ran into an interesting opinion today, a pro Palin man, who just did not believe all that crap the ‘liberal media’ spews about Palin, that bias CNN and Newsweek, and really any source that says anything negative about Palin was, to his mind, spewing vile propaganda, because he believed deep down that palin was a gosh-darned honest good hearted fine upstanding American woman.

    Despite having absolutely zero evidence to support these beliefs.

    Ach, the power of belief eh. It simply will not countenance opinions that do not conform.

  19. paulathomas says:

    Does his ‘liberal media’ include FoxNews?

    Now that would be belief contradicting evidence!!

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