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29 August 2008 @ 05:42 pm
Holy crap, he did it.  

I am utterly flabbergasted that McCain chose Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. There were rumors, but it didn’t seem likely, what with her being a woman and utterly inexperienced on the national level of politics. It is, as one article said, a Hail Mary pass, and I have an absolute horror of it doing what they hope: pulling disenfranchised female Democrats to the Republican ticket. All I can think is I hope not one of the women who make that choice ever knows anybody who needs an abortion. I would like to think that nobody’s that dumb, but the last two presidential elections in the States have made me a whole lot more cynical than I once was.

As soon as this was announced, somebody emailed me to ask what I thought of Palin. On one hand, she doesn’t seem to take much shit from the oil companies. She talks a good game about rooting out the corruption in Alaskan politics. On the other, my impression of her is that she goes into a situation with her mind already made up, and nothing changes it. Sometimes this has extremely entertaining effects. Others, not so much. Either way, it’s not a trait I want to see in the vice president of the United States. Then again, “Republican” is not a trait I want to see in the VP, so there you go.

Gotta say, this is the first time in history, probably, that Alaskan politics have mattered to the Lower 48….

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: shockedshocked
darilliandarillian on August 30th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Can't believe I'm saying this...
I know that there are probably some areas in Hawaii that aren't so expensive, but I lived there for a time a while back, and it was VERY expensive to live there. I'm not saying that living there is the only reason I question, and in all honesty, I actually will probably be voting for him. I just think that he has been painted as much less privileged than he really was, which I resent.

I am just tired of ALL the politicians and their lies, and I really don't believe he's all that different. I just think he'll be better than what we've had the last several years. And the fact that when we vote it is not for the best person for the job, but for the lesser of two evils (though less so this year, perhaps, than in previous years).

Voting shouldn't be like that. We should get a reall choice.
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on August 31st, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: Can't believe I'm saying this...
It seems to me that Obama has been painted as fairly middle-class, which it likewise seems to me that he was.

darilliandarillian on September 2nd, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: Can't believe I'm saying this...
Even if he wasn't in the middle or less, he at least wasn't born with a silver spoon having no idea how real life works. Definitely getting my vote. Better than the opposition.