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Thursday, September 11, 2008

No Gloating, Rethuglicans!

Well, that's what the leftosphere calls you. Rethuglicans, fascists, Nazis, whatever.

Yes, John McCain's Hail Sarah pass worked. Definitely. He threw it, she caught it.

McCain and the GOP were headed for a November drubbing on the order of Goldwater or the 2006 congressional elections. And now, McCain/Palin is even or even ahead in the polls of the popular vote, although the Electoral College remains problematic.

So a wipeout looks unlikely.

Gov. Sarah Louise Hussein Palin [R-Caribou Country] came out of almost-nowhere and found herself thrust upon the world stage. She's handled herself with other-worldly dignity, grace, and aplomb, far surpassing Barack Obama's at this point. But Brother Barack had the same sangfroid at the start of his journey. It's only recently that his wheels have begun to wobble, and his cool meter is pegging on "overheated."

Me, I think Sen. Obama is reaching his Peter Principle Point, where we all excel until we reach our level of incompetence and then sit and die there. Barack Obama's PPP is getting nominated by his party for president: think Adlai Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and Bob Dole before him---good men all. [Some notable omissions there, but let's move on...]

I could be proved wrong, of course, come November 5, 2008, although we all hope not sometime in December. Lord, can you please spare us that much? The Gore-ocrats are still whining about the year 2000!

John McCain himself will figure into this circus at some point, perhaps, being as he's the one running for president and all.

I think John McCain knows what he believes and who he is, and his opponent illustrates every day that he remains unsure of either one. Americans've had a radar for such distinctions for practically ever. We'll find out pretty soon if the American radar is still online.



Kathy Hutchins said...

Sarah didn't just catch that long bomb (it wasn't a Hail Mary, Tom, and you of all people should understand the components of the West Coast Offence) -- she tucked it into her armpit, tossed a headfake at Keith Olbermann, and took Joe Biden down with an elbow up and under.

I think overworked hockey cliches might be more appropriate, but I don't want to lose the audience on my first appearance after such a long absence. Suffice it to say Palinsanity has re-energized me and cancelled the quadrennial GOP Ennui Parade that debuted in 1988.

Jay D. Homnick said...

Yes, the drinks are ennui...

Jay D. Homnick said...

Kathy, don't be surprised if the left cites you for 'violent' rhetoric for using the word 'bomb'.

Tom Van Dyke said...

So nice to see old friends, K&J. Pls do let them rock'n'roll juices out of hiding. Who knows? We might become a destination again.

Jay D. Homnick said...

As the Vikings used to say, "Leif, it's a journey, not a destination." Although that was before they had Fran Tarkenton.

Tom Van Dyke said...

The joy of Fran Tarkenton was always in the journey, as he never reached any destination, with the Giants or Vikes.

Unless you count his co-hosting That's Incredible! with singer/personality John Davidson and comely Cathy Lee Crosby, who was built like the linebackers that Fran still has nightmares about.

I don't doubt Cathy Lee would have kicked Fran's ass in a fair fight, although I doubt she could have passed for 47,000 yards in the NFL. Although she had a good arm, she lacked his escapability.