Saturday, August 30, 2008

Will McCain Get the Hockey Vote?

Ah, one o'clock in the morning on a Friday night-Saturday morning. As I've said before, I'm normally out carousing with supermodels and rock stars at this hour, but tonight, dear readers, I'm sitting at home pondering McCain's pick for Vice President, Sarah Palin.

Puck Daddy has been all over her hockey mom bona fides, and why not? I mean, I still won't be voting for Grizzly McCain, but Palin is a refreshing personality for a few reasons. Not only does she like hockey (and have kids who play it), but she seems to have named her kids after TV witches (look here), she admits to smoking pot (while it was legal in Alaska), and she admits to having gay friends as if it's normal. Nice.

If the GOP is smart, they'll make her a sort of party leader in the near future. Perhaps she could even run for President one day. But right now...are you kidding me? I won't make any jokes at the expense of our Alaskan friends, nor will I mention anything about oil drilling or foreign policy experience (lack of); suffice it to say she wants to take these adorable and deadly creatures off the Endangered Species List:


Razor Catch Prey said...

Yeah, it's a good idea for Obama supporters to stay away from discussions of experience. You know, seeing as how being mayor and governor is better experience than (part of) 1 term in the Senate.

Palin is an awesome pick. She'll make a great presidential candidate at the end of McCain's administration. She hunts and eats moose (not MOOOOOOOOSE!), coaches hockey, and is a lifetime member of the NRA. Hell yeah.

FrenchCatalogues said...

But wouldn't it be funny if she was a Stars fan. How would you feel then?

Mortimer Peacock said...

You're right about Obama's inexperience, RCP. But the corollary is that this pick effectively neutralizes any criticisms the Republicans make about Obama's inexperience. Takes away that argument, as it were.

Yes, she's the only person running who's had executive experience, and good for her, but running a small town and then Alaska (a state with something like one fifth the population of Chicago) isn't exactly the best preparation for the Presidency...

Obama doesn't have a ton of foreign policy experience, but he at least seems interested in foreign affairs and more or less knows what's going on in the world. The only really troubling thing about Palin (aside from her anti-polar bear stance) is that she doesn't really seem INTERESTED in foreign policy. And let's be up-front about it: McCain could go to the great cameo in Wedding Crashers in the sky at any time.