Scene from McCain campaign headquarters, just after Palin’s first interview.
Problem? That’s right.
For McCain, bitches!
Right now, the only good thing she’s doing for him is making him look marginally more qualified. But it’s not much of a boost in that department.
As for the rest, it’s like Jefferson’s old “wolf by the ears” adage. McCain can’t keep her, but he can’t safely let her go.
The longer she stays, thedumbersheprovesherselfto be. Right now, she’s somewhere between “bag of hammers” and “box of rocks.” So she looks like a terrible, terrible choice. She’s such a bad pick, I’ve begun to wonder whether or not Matt Millen is doing consulting work for the McCain campaign.
But McCain can’t fire her! That would be admitting a mistake, which, to the wingnuts (and, to no small degree, to the media jerkwads), is the one unpardonable sin. It’s why 25% of the people still think George W. Bush is such a great Preznit. ‘Cause he’s the steely-eyed rocketman who never, ever admits a mistake. You know, that horrible thing called re-evaluation. Can’t have that.
So he’s stuck with his terrible, terrible decision. And it’s helping to sink his crummy, tired-ass campaign. Can’t say I feel bad for them. Nope, I can’t say that at all.