Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin!

I'm excited about this.

Hey, I kind of predicted it.

Yours in prescient punditry,

Kate Marie

ADDED: Noah Millman comments on the choice. Hugh Hewitt responds with enthusiam. The ever-insightful Reihan Salam comments favorably here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Michael Palin! Michael Palin? Hey, I like Monty Python as much as the next person, but what qualifications does he have to be Veep? What? Who? Oh. . That Palin. . Nevermind!
Roseanna Rosannadanna

August 29, 2008 8:25 AM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Yes, you did make that call very early on, KM. I recall saying that maybe next time around.
Looks like a great call all around!
I like it! I Really like it. And I look forward to watching the VP debate and have her mop up the floor with the "Dumb Blonde Of The Senate".

August 29, 2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Looks like McCain has given the Democrats something to think about. Now, they have to worry about identity politics working against them.

Big question: Will Palin draw the disgruntled Hillary supporters in enough numbers to hurt Obama? Anti-abortion is a big, bitter pill for them to swallow. Still...

Jeffery Hodges

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August 29, 2008 12:40 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

No. The hard core feminist pro abortion liberals would never vote for her because she is a woman. However, there have to be many in that 18 million who are moderate Democrats who will be drawn to the other aspects of this woman's story.
It is a pick wroght with some peril, but from my point of view it is brilliant. McCain instantly took the wind out of the Dali Bama's sails, energized the conservative base of his party, and has a vp that will appeal to many moderates and independents. She is a woman who can bring home the bacon in the form of a live pig, butcher it and fry up the bacon, kill the wolf in the back yard with the skillet, go online to do her government work for an hour, and read bedtime stories to her children. I look forward to learning more about her and to a great 2 months of political fireworks.

August 29, 2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

I think SD's take is right. There are probably a lot (as in millions) of Hillary supporters whose position on abortion is much more moderate than Hillary's, and who are more likely now to give the McCain ticket a serious look --especially in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and the Midwest.

And she really does energize the base. She's not only nominally pro-life; she has walked the walked in very inspirational fashion.

August 29, 2008 3:30 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

She's a moose hunter and goes ice fishing. What's not to like? Bet she is a beer lover, too, and could out arm wrestle BO.

August 29, 2008 5:43 PM  

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