As we all probably know by now, John McScum has chosen Sarah Palin, Gov of Alaska, as his running mate.
In some obvious ways, this is a great choice. She’s young, energetic, telegenic, and seems to be pretty smart. She does the maverick stuff McScum wishes he did. She blows the whistle on bad people. Or at least has. She’s a woman who might be able to siphon off disgruntled Clintonites. She anti-choice, which might mobilize the Christo-fascist base. She has a Down Syndrome baby, who the Rovians will gladly exploit for sympathy. And she will let them; otherwise, she wouldn’t have accepted the nomination.
So, the cons. First, she’s a Christo-Fascist who believes that her religious-based opposition to abortion should trump the rule of law. Jesus doesn’t want her to have an abortion, she believes, so nobody should be able to have one. Second, she’s more obviously a tool of the oil industry than anybody else I can think of, outside of everybody who wins elected office in Texas. So it’s OK to slaughter endangered species and destroy the environment, as long as nobody has an abortion. Third, she may very well be an extremely talented executive, but how would anybody know? She’s got less of a record than a tennis ball.
With apologies to any feminists who believe her selection is good news because she’s female, sorry, but she’s bad news for women, for anybody who isn’t a radical Christo-fascist, for endangered species, for anybody, really.
Nice work, McScum. I wasn’t sure you could get any less human. You did. Amazing.