Palin? Small-town mayor to heartbeat away from the Presidency in less than two years? Heh. This will be . . . interesting. Kay Bailey Hutchinson painful to watch, trying to spin this as a positive. Here’s a good observation, from a dkos commenter:
I welcome a VP nominee who has demonstrated that she has realized that the Republicans are the party of complete corruption and are void of any moral compass, let alone any patriotism.
Palin has moved against, accused, and turned in Murkowski, Don Young, Ted Stevens, and others.
McCain needs to be asked: in just a few years Palin has moved against the total corruption that has gutted the Republican Party in Alaska. What, Sir, have you done in Washington to address the total corruption of the Republicans there?
And Palin needs to be asked: has the Republican Party served Alaska well? Is this what we need for the country?
CNN just talking about today’s McCain event “This is something we never – never see at a McCain event – a full packed house in a large venue.” Ouch.
Update: Oh, lord. This is just too good not to share. Fox News’ Steve Doocy explains to us how Palin does have foreign relations experience (seriously):
Update II: And just to show that there’s a market for that kind of stupidity, there are already idiots repeating it as an actual argument online.
Update III: Blueweeds gives this pick the serious consideration it deserves.
Brits are managing to make the proverbial Ugly Americans look like pikers. C’mon, guys, this is what Spain is for. Keep it there, please.
A plan to go to a Yankees game before Yankee Stadium came down recently fell through, and this makes me completely fine with that:
The Yankees are serious about their bizarre prohibition on going to the bathroom during the playing of “God Bless America” during the Seventh Inning Stretch: a man was dragged out of the stadium for daring to stand up and move around instead of singing a patriotic, religious song.
If I were still to go, I’d probably buy this t-shirt for the occasion.