Saturday, August 30, 2008

Heating Up the Presidential Race

I'm sure all of you readers out there in Readerland have been dying to hear my opinion on John McCain, who witnessed man's discovery of fire, hand-selecting my governor, miss Sarah Palin, as his running mate. Because, you know, this blog is so politically driven. I think I've blogged about one, maybe two political issues in the past. But this one is special, because I like Sarah a lot. She's a great governor so far, and she's hot. Yeah, I said it. Our governor is the cutest politician in American politics working today. So I'm proud of her for being nominated for this awesome position, but also happy that she's so darn cute, and will be on TV more often.
But I think John McCain just shot himself in the foot! The whole election so far, his biggest beef with Obama has been that Barack is "too young and inexperienced." Well, what do you call Sarah?! She was the mayor of Wasilla before being elected governor of Alaska, just two years ago, and she was elected mainly because we all hated Frank Murkowski. She's also hot. It's nice to have a good-looking woman running the state, especially since she runs it so well.
Sarah is 44 years young. That's younger than my own mother! Also, all of her political experience has been in Alaska. I don't know if any of you are familiar with Alaskan politics, but they're a bit different than in other places. Our laws are based on those of Washington and California (mostly), but really, it's a whole different ball game out here. So I don't know how well Sarah would handle federal, country-wide politics. That's not a knock against Mrs. Palin, it's just that she's not experienced enough for the Big Time. Maybe McCain should've waited until Sarah got a seat on the senate one day. But by then, our GOP boy might have keeled over.
Johnny boy is 72 years old. The average lifespan of an American male is 80. McCain's pushing it already! Now, he certainly looks healthy enough, but let's pretend, God forbid, that our boy has a heart attack and dies while in office. Will Sarah be able to take over? That's a huge responsibility! There's Alaska, and then there's the entire freaking country. With a few years of mayoral experience, and two years of governing experience, does Sarah have what it takes to be the Commander-in-Chief? I love 'er, lord know, but probably not.
But McCain can't back out now. He might've just handed the election to Obama, though.


Nick Gardner said...

"Teach both sides" loses my vote.

Louis Bérubé said...

Come on now.

The current president thinks the same and true science still wins lawsuit after lawsuit. Besides, McCain is an "evolutionist" (for lack of a better term).

Maybe his goal is to become the next Bill Clinton.

ScottE said...

Louis has a point. Besides, Sarah never suggested that IDC ever actually be a part of school curricula, merely that the discussion not be silenced if it comes up in class.

Had she done so, I'd be right there with Nick.

(This is not an endorsement, however.)

Nathan said...

When the election is lost from the outset, you go for points instead.

ScottE said...

"When the election is lost from the outset, you go for points instead."

Possibly. But the election is far from over, not to mention lost.

If you're an Obama supporter, complacency can kill any advantage.

If not, the same rule still applies.

Amanda said...

Palin is against abortion rights, even if the pregnancy is a product of rape.

She is against gay marriage.

Those things, alone, are enough for me...she's not getting my support.

BusaFan said...

Wow lot of dems read your blog there Zach. Here's my opinion:

Screw big government. I like low taxes. I like being able to do what I want without regulation. I like choices in schooling for my future kids. I like marriage being between a man and a woman. I'm not saying a man can't love another man. I'm saying that's not marriage.

I like the fact that the extremist fanatics willing to blow themselves up are doing in their own country. Here's to our military, keeping us safe.

Go McCain, go Palin.

Actually, an old article on Palin was published in the paper this morning. She said she only supports abortion in the case of rape and incest. Oh and she does support women's choice! She supports the choice to use effective contraceptives and she supports the choice to not have sex! Amazing right?

....*steps off soap box*....

Nick Gardner said...

Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.

"Teach both".
"Teaching both".

Anyone who thinks Creationism vs. Science is an actual issue which one can have a healthy debate over is ignorant of the matter entirely.