The Final Straw?

Not only is McCain’s decision to choose Palin losing him support, as was noted by my Dad two days ago, but a new monster has begun rearing its head. This time, it may very well be the end of the Republican chances… if that tipping point hadn’t already been reached.

When choosing Palin as a running mate, McCain surely had heard good reports about the ambitious young Alaskan governor. What he surely didn’t anticipate was that she would be this ambitious:

“These people are going to try and shred her after the campaign to divert blame from themselves,” a campaign insider told the website Politico on Saturday.

To counter that possibility, she is presenting herself to the public with an eye to her own long-term political career and a possible presidential bid in four years.


And on Saturday, Politico’s Ben Smith wrote of an emerging “Palin insurgency,” quoting four unnamed Republican insiders who said Ms. Palin blames McCain handlers for her negative image and has “gone rogue.”

“Recently, she’s gone from relying on McCain advisers who were assigned to her to relying on her own instincts,” one said.

Yes, that’s right: in what is surely a first, the Republican vice presidential nominee is running against the presidential nominee!

The only thing that would make this situation more comical is if she decided to literally push for her name to be on the ballot instead of McCain’s! As it is, Palin is now attempting to slaughter her running mate in order to build up her chances of winning down the road. Rather than accidentally destroying the Republican bid, she’s actively doing it!

And who could object to her chances of winning? With a record like this:

She publicly disagreed with the campaign’s decision to pull its resources out of Michigan, and defended her ongoing allusions to Mr. Obama’s tenuous connection with former Weatherman member William Ayers, even after Mr. McCain said he does not care about “washed-up old terrorists.”

She has described the Republican Party’s automated calls robocalls to voters as irritating and outdated, although the campaign has defended their use; and she has disagreed with the decision not to raise the issue of Mr. Obama’s controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

it’s clear that she’s ready for the big-times!

So if you’re ready for Palin to out-tough McCain, out-folksy Bush, and dog-gonnit, take this entire show into her hands, be sure to show your support for a Palin-Palin ticket in 2012!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephen
    Oct 27, 2008 @ 19:19:34

    Good post.

    There has been a lively debate in the blogosphere over whether Palin stands a chance at the Republican nomination in 2012.

    Some bloggers think she will vanish like the morning mist, if McCain loses.

    Others see how much “the base” adores her. And then there is the tendency of people like Rush Limbaugh to blame “moderate” Republicans for the fact that Obama looks like winning. Sarah Palin may be just the candidate, if the Republicans want to pander to the hard right in 2012!

    I’m with those who think Palin doesn’t stand a chance. In presidential politics you need connections and mega money. But Palin’s roots are in Alaska — she’s the proverbial big fish in a small pond. This campaign constitutes her fifteen minutes of fame (or infamy, take your pick).


  2. Bridgett
    Oct 28, 2008 @ 00:05:18

    She’s way too tainted and messy to win, but not smart enough to know that. I think she’s gotten a taste of the crowds and the support and thinks surely, the “real” America will rise up and elect her.

    Who knows what America will look like by 2012. But I can’t envision this seriously.


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