29 August 2008

Whoa... never saw that comin'

I thought... maybe Condi Rice...


RELATED: At CTV... the spin starts early...

After hearing of McCain's choice of running mate, Democratic nominee Barack Obama congratulated Palin."

"He told reporters in Pennsylvania while he hasn't met her, Palin seems like 'a compelling person' with a 'terrific" personal story.'"
Yeah, yeah... that's nice... but I think you guys skipped over the part where the Obamaniacs were a little less than gracious...
Barack Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton: “Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Hey Bill... don't you mean the present Governor of Alaska... who has, well... the same amount of foreign policy experience as the Big O himself?

Let's just think about that...
Other Republicans also pointed out that, as a state governor, she stands alone among the four presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls to have executive office experience.


Anonymous said...

I'm not at all surprised. There had been speculation about Palin being chosen by McCain for several months. She is smart, accomplished, has experience in administration, and damned good looking. No wonder McCain chose her. She shows the world you CAN be a woman and be a Conservative.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm interested in the Prez race! This is so cool!
Palin has a great CV...and the surprise factor alone is priceless!

Neo Conservative said...

"anon says... Palin has a great CV...and the surprise factor alone is priceless!"

perhaps being canadian and less attuned to goings-on south of the border... explains how i missed the palin buzz.

the female candidacy counters some of the obama history-making nominee thing and plays right to disgruntled hillary supporters, doesn't it?

and it's true... this announcement certainly steals barry's thunder and the expected post-nomination media bump.

shrewdly played, senator mccain.


Neo Conservative said...

oh yeah, there's also this...

"The McCain campaign is hoping and praying that someone will say that Palin is unready for the job."

"'Please,' John McCain is praying right now AS I TYPE, 'Let a Democrat say that an executive with 2 years of experience and no foreign policy expertise isn’t ready for the presidency. Oh pretty please."

"Because you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to take that soundbite, put it in an ad, slap Obama’s mug up there, and run it over and over and over again'