There’s too much out there, and if I do a separate post for each thought, with each post coming five minutes after the last, I’ll look too much like Excitable Andrew Sullivan. Minus the rumor-mongering, hypocrisy, and hysteria, that is. So I’m bundling it all in this post.
Yes I Have
I love this from commenter MartyH, comparing Palin to Obama:
Every time Obama says “I will” she can say “I have”
Lead a government-check
Reform a government-check
Review a budget line by line and cut pork-check
Visit wounded troops in Germany-check
Bring hope and change-check
Plus she can fly a float plane and gut a moose. You can’t get more real than that.
L.A. Times Columnist Suggests She Slept Her Way to the Veep Spot
From the Andrew Sullivan school of Ridiculous Comments About Palin, here’s James Rainey of the L.A. Times:
Before noon Friday — just after McCain grinned woodenly through Palin’s coming-out rally in Ohio (Why did he keep fiddling with his fingers and wedding ring?) — some of the nation’s biggest news organizations had reporters winging to Anchorage and nearby Wasilla, the town Palin led as mayor just a couple of years ago.
So, what are you saying, James Rainey? She slept her way to the Number Two spot?
You liberals. I love that respect for women that you have!
Goldstein Does What He Does Best
Jeff Goldstein has an excellent roundup of leftist insanity on Palin here.
Fee Fi Fo Frum: Boy Did I Say Something Dumb
If anything were to happen to a President McCain, the destiny of the free world would be placed in the hands of a woman who until the day before Friday was a small-town mayor.
Well, he didn’t say which Friday.
(To be fair, Frum does acknowledge, two paragraphs earlier, that Palin is the Governor of Alaska. So why this stupid line?)
I’m way overdue on linking this Flopping Aces post from guest poster “MataHarley,” setting forth some of the facts on the “Troopergate” thing. (I hate using that term, since it sounds like a big nothing, but it’s the quickest way to say it and have you understand.)
UPDATE: Also, I’d just go to Beldar’s place and keep scrolling. The last time we saw an unconventional pick of a female for a significant post, where many people claimed she was underqualified, the female was Harriet Miers, and Beldar and I ended up on opposite sides of the issue. It’s very pleasant and more comfortable to be on the same side as Beldar in this fight.