Are You Sick of Hearing about Palin Yet? And the latest Tina Fey SNL video…

So, Cabana Boy calls me from some mooring in the San Juan Islands last week, having had a few rum drinks with the boys, and says, “I think McCain threw the election.” WTF? Was he drunk or was he right?

I think he was sober!

He went on to explain his theory saying that no one in their right mind would have picked Sarah Palin as a running mate if they truly wanted to win the election. And no one in their right mind would want to inherit this mess of an economy, the war in Iraq, the healthcare crisis, etc.

Who would actually want the job?

A quote from the September 4th, 2008, issue of The Economist magazine:

McCain had met Mrs. Palin only once, for a 15-minute chat at the National Governors’ Association meeting, before summoning her to his ranch for her final interview. The New York Times claims that his team arrived in Alaska only on August 28th, a day before the announcement.

I watched the interview Palin had with Katie Couric and I just sat there with my mouth open, shaking my head in disbelief. See for yourself.

Here’s part of the transcript if you can’t watch the video:

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?


PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–
COURIC: Mock?
PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.
COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.
PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia—
COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.
Would someone who’s a Republican please explain this decision to me? Seriously.

If you’re a Republican, who do you think would have been a better choice?

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