Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Republican Irony

I think Sarah Palin is a good choice for VP. She can be an understudy to McCain to boost her experience while he is at the helm. Chairman of the House will not be a tough task for her as a day job

Democrats wasted no time to say that experience is no longer an issue in the campaign. However, every time they mention that, Obama's inexperience is dragged to the forefront and invariably his community service record (laughable for a person aiming for the highest office) is brought to his defense. This makes McCain's choice brilliant.

To counter Obama's grand convention, I wish McCain had held his convention at the backyard of a foreclosed house/mansion. That would have been more brilliant.

The irony here is:
Dick Chaney stood against gay rights, his daughter turned out gay.
Sarah Palin advocated abstinence till marriage, her daughter came home pregnant.

But, I am sure Sarah will come out stronger on this issue. For atleast, her daughter did not exercise choice that would have aborted her mom's VP candidature before it began.

The fact that Sarah delivered her son as recently as April 2008, reminds me of an old joke in my family. My aunt came home to my grandmother's place for delivery only to find out that my grandmother had left to her mom's place for her delivery.

Hope Sarah keeps her cool and delivers a great speech at the convention that will clear all doubts and establish her as a deserving VP nominee of the GOP.

I still wish Hillary runs as an independent. But I get Obama took care of her campaign debt in return for the speech that she delivered at the Dem Convention. Bill might have ended up making money at the end of the convention.


Ajay said...

John McCain will be the next President. It will be a tough battle, though. A battle whose cause won't be helped by the speakers at the Republican Convention acting more like competitors on "Last Comic Standing". There is more Obamanation than Raising McCain. Giuliani's talk reminded me of an episode in 'Family Guy' where Lois, the wife of the protagonist Peter, runs for Mayor and in the pre-election speech yells 9-11 for all the questions by the public.

APAM NAPAT said...

Rudy made me laugh with one statement - "If I were Biden I would get that VP thing in writing". Flip-Flop strategy that worked well against Kerry. Sarah Palin was great except for the long introduction of her family once over. Perhaps, it is justifiable from her standpoint. Nice to know that someone is still following this blog.

maheshbalaji said...

if it does feel nice to know... i too am following the writings.

But, america politics pesarava alavukku yenakku avlolaam therila

APAM NAPAT said...

good to know. are u in touch with Jenny. Lost her contact. She seems to change her numbers quite often.

maheshbalaji said...


i spoke to her once after her marriage, just before joining my MBA course here in Chennai. so... yes... temporarily lost contact. you could mail her probably...

Deepa said...

I am still wondering why McCain chose Palin!! Ullukkulla enna nadandhudho!!