Queen and the Two Jokers
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in
it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
Story Short: McCain hiding behind Palin's skirts.
the run-up to the Democratic National Convention the common
wisdom was that Barack Obama was going to have to attack
McCain's political record with both barrels, pointing out
the glaring inconsistencies between the McCain of today and
the McCain of the previous 25 years. To those of us who have
been following the charming story of the Crankiest Little
it'd be like shooting fish in a barrel.
That's why the pick of Sarah Palin was a brilliant masterstroke
by Karl Rove. By picking this total trainwreck of
a veep almost all coverage of Obama and McCain hit page 26...
actually, 26B, right after the humidity levels
counts. Hardly a day has gone past that some new outrage
about Li'l Miss Mooseburger hasn't come to light. There's
in her resume that didn't stretch the truth and, sometimes,
blasted it into its component parts. The stories almost wrote
Now the Republicans have gone one better by telling
the press they can't interview her, except on rare
was intended to intensify the focus on Palin, as though
she's some kind of, oh, I dunno.... celebrity or something. John
McCain could now almost literally fry kittens on the tailpipe
of the Straight Talk Express and the press wouldn't give
him a second glance.
I wish reporters were half as intelligent as Barack Obama
who, when recently asked about Miss Wasilla, responded
that she wasn't important, that John McCain was his opponent.
Like I said, dats vun schmott guy.
Keep in mind, John McCain is in terribly poor health. He
only makes one appearance a day because that's all he can
physically endure. If he wins the election he
will have to fight the wrath
of an incensed,
and Senate, and everything he does will find fierce
opposition. It will certainly wear him down and it may
just kill him,
which means say hello to President Palin.
Actuarially speaking, Big John's not a safe bet to be
around in four year regardless of his political status.
This is no secret.
As gruesome as that may sound, that may JUST be Karl Rove's
ultimate plan. Can you imagine this vindictive, scheming
woman suddenly thrust into the position of the presidency
with the last, theatrical gasp of the John McCain still
hanging in the air? And Karl pulling the strings?
Fucking shoot me.
But if enough Democrats arrive at the polls to overwhelm
the computer-controlled chicanery instituted by Karl Rove's
boys in Florida, Colorado and Ohio then Mr. Obama wins
the election. At which point John McCain will simply drift
as an elder statesman at the helm of a diminished party
that is fitfully writhing in the death-grip of a self-inflicted
As for Ms. Palin, she will return to the frigid
obscurity from which
she sprung. And good riddance.
But lest you think I am only critical of Republican
politicians I'd like to take strong issue with something
Mr. Obama recently said in front of an audience in Indiana
to the many fabrications being repeated by his Republican
Said Mr. Obama, "I mean, come on, they must think
Next time, Senator, please leave out the "must".
One extra little note:
You are going to be reading a lot of strangely-written posts
on blogs and other places on the 'net supporting the unsupportable
views of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Keep in mind we already
know the neocons have
cadre of individuals whose sole job is to raise
fear, uncertainty and doubt in public forums.
Find the truth for yourself. It's out there.