Quote of the Day

“Enthusiastic Republicans don’t see the choice of Palin as affirmative
action, despite her thin résumé and gaping absence of foreign policy
knowledge, because they expect Republicans to put an underqualified
“babe,” as Rush Limbaugh calls her, on the ticket. They have a
tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West,
like the previous Miss Congeniality types Dan Quayle and W., and then
letting them learn on the job. So they crash into the globe a few times
while they’re learning to drive, what’s the big deal?”

–Maureen Dowd, surpassing herself in sarcasm as she comments on McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for VP nominee on the Republican ticket.

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  1. Joe Sparks says:

    Every phrase in this quote is laughably illogical.
    “Enthusiastic Republicans don’t see the choice of Palin as affirmative action,..”
    Affirmative action implies some kind of edict or political forcing of McCain to choose Palin. Do you really believe McCain did not make this choice himself? As if!
    “.. despite her thin résumé..”
    The best presidents are often governors of states. She’s got six years as a small town mayor and 2 as governor of the biggest state in the union, giving her exponentially more executive experience than Obama, and in many ways, even more experience at the top of government leadership than her seniors Biden and McCain.
    “..and gaping absence of foreign policy knowledge,”
    Does Dowd really know her mind? Did she administer a test of some kind? Do governors normally have an under-developed grasp of FP?
    ” because they expect Republicans to put an underqualified “babe,” as Rush Limbaugh calls her, on the ticket.”
    Oh, yeah, we ALL expected this. So devastatingly obvious to ALL that McCain would nominate a babe cheerleader for VP. I mean its happened so many times in repub VP picks… like.. NEVER? What a patently ignorant statement from Dowd. And also, a very misleading inclusion of Rush in the idea: in that she implies that the “under qualified” sentiment was a rider on Rush’s “Babe” proclamation. Sorry, so very much the opposite is true.
    ” They have a tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West, like the previous Miss Congeniality types Dan Quayle and W.,”
    The insanity just deepens. So now two actual successful elected MALES are her “here we go again” examples of fun babe airhead cheerleaders. Wow, this is really making all kinds of sense. W. was a popular, re-elected governor of one of the world’s largest economies, TEXAS, for 6 years. Clinton was mayor of hicksville in comparison. (Obama can’t even begin to approach Bush II’s experience prior to being president) “bantamweight cheerleaders.” Dear God. Blind ignorance or deliberate deception? As usual with Dowd, going for the latter.
    WHERE ARE THE FEMINISTS?!?!?!??! HOW CAN THEY TOLERATE THIS INSANITY?!?!? A perfectly accomplished woman kicked over and over again because she is a conservative woman. SO shameful and depraved.

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