Friday, August 29, 2008

CNN's Begala: McCain out of his mind

Early signs of panic and confusion on the Obama camp as CNN contributing commentator ponders McCain upcoming death and think that a VP's lack of experience is worse than his own candidate's. Now - who lost his mind?

CNN: Commentary: Is McCain out of his mind?
ohn McCain needs what Kinky Friedman calls "a checkup from the neck up."

In choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, he is not thinking "outside the box," as some have said. More like out of his mind.

Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

For a man who is 72 years old and has had four bouts with cancer to have chosen someone so completely unqualified to become president is shockingly irresponsible. Suddenly, McCain's age and health become central issues in the campaign, as does his judgment.

In choosing this featherweight, McCain passed over Tom Ridge, a decorated combat hero, a Cabinet secretary and the former two-term governor of the large, complex state of Pennsylvania. 'McCain pick might be a gimmick'

He passed over Mitt Romney, who ran a big state, Massachusetts; a big company, Bain Capital; and a big event, the Olympics.

He passed over Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Texas senator who is knowledgeable about the military, good on television and -- obviously -- a woman.

Thanks CNN, again, for giving front and center stage to such classy "opinion". To the more rational of us, this choice seems to make perfect sense. It brings out Democrats' venom against an inexperienced woman. Which obviously would backfire Obama's campaign both for having no experience, as well as selecting - not electing - by color of a skin and not gender. Non of those should be a valid reason to vote by. Still it does attract enough identity voters. I personally believe that values and integrity combined with experience should drive one's vote. Crazy talk by people like Begala only give McCain's campaign more strength. Keep it coming.

Who is Begala? From CNN:
Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor, was a political consultant for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992 and was counselor to Clinton in the White House.


  1. Palin has one more year of serving as Governor than the combination of Obama and Biden.

  2. Raprture people may be friends of Israel, but they are not friends of Jews. Sarah Paylin is a Pentecostal, every day praying for the nightmare that will cause Jews to exclaim our errors over the last 2 thousand years by not agreeing with the Paylin-Dobson perspective. This is a dangerous and bad choice. ALL evangelicals love Israel, but they are anti-semitic by structure.

  3. Dee - that's insane. Being evangelistic does not equate antisemitism. To proclaim a friendship and love to Jews, Judaism and Israel - yet to believe that we sin, does not equate to murderous hate. As long as your friendly neighbor doesn't force you to convert, him having different religion and belief should not threaten you. (unless you are so insecure in your own beliefs or lack there of)