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Friday, September 05, 2008

 
Campaign Thoughts

I have a question for the segment of Obama's supporters who supported him from the beginning and who believe that Palin is not sufficiently experienced: if that's such an important criterion, why did you choose a first-term senator over Hillary and Biden?

Some people say that Bristol Palin's pregnancy proves that abstinence-only sex education doesn't work. This assumes that Bristol did not know the existence of contraceptives, that people will always use them once gaining that knowledge, and that contraceptives are 100% effective. (Is this how they explain John Edwards?)

Note the contrast between the dominant attitudes toward the other-party veep picks: conservatives roaring with laughter at Biden, liberals screaming with rage at Palin.

Some said that McCain should have made a "safe" pick. I have news for y'all: HE DID. His other choices were either yawners, non-conservatives, weak conservatives, a Mormon (many Christian voters are alienated by a religion that says its followers are Christians and Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox aren't), a guy who hasn't completed his mission to clean up Louisiana's hive of political scum and villainy, and really great guys whose age would be a PR liability (like Richard Armey, my favorite old-guy Republican). Who does that leave?

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