So, tonightGovernor Palin gets a first last-chance to convince the electorate–or at least the pundits–that she’s the equal of Dan Quayle; in other words, the bar hasn’t been set so low you’d need a micrometer to measure as much as it’s been hammered/buried into the ground. Spelling “potato” correctly would make Tweety swoon.
My single prediction: if Palin doesn’t utterly embarrass herself–and there’s a reasonable chance she won’t–look for Matthews and his ilk to declare her “the winner.” Because that’s the pretzel logic under which they, for lack of a better term, function.
Meanwhile, the more I think aboutJohn McCain’s visit with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, the more I feel that he displayed all the charm of a habitual criminal in an interrogation room. You could almost sense his“I’d snap your head off if I felt like it” attitude, and his dictator “joke” wasn’t really designed to elicit laughs as much as, well, scare the shit out of his questioners. You almost wonder if he wasn’t having a flashback at times.
But what’s really astonishing is, despite this pathetic andvery public meltdown, some 40 percent or more of the public STILL expresses public support for the GOP ticket…that number will presumably remain steady, and might even rise a bit…or more than a bit, if the proper fear can be engineered into the voting public (though the economic crisis seems to have thrown a monkey wrench into any attempts by Team Bush ratfuckers to ply their trade.)
In other words, 40 percent–or more–of the voting public doesn’t have a problem with a sequel–on steroids–to the previous eight years. Eight years that have brought us to the precipice of economic collapse…
Aside: I’m not particularly thrilled by the bailout legislation, but likeKrugman, Obama, and others, I reluctantly support it. However, a fair number of people in the GOP caucus seem comfortable with the potential of a SEVERE recession–or worse–in order to maintain the fiction of ideolgical purity (as if there IS such a thing as a ‘free market’ these days.)
Fortunately, it seems as if the race is trending towards Obama, and let’s hope like hell this continues. Assuming it does, I get the feeling that McCain will have an even bigger public meltdown…and, as for Sarah Palin, well, I don’t give a damn how much coaching the provide and how many facts they manage to cram into her head to lend appearance if not gravitas: she’s no Dan Quayle.
What else needs to be said?