Thursday, September 04, 2008

Palin Halfheartedly Tries to Pull a Harry, While Republicans Hide Bush

Last night Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin took on Washington. It felt as if Adrian Balboa had been sent into the ring to fight Apollo Greed. Schooled by Rocky's trainer Mickey, her running mate, Sarah swung mightily. But her punches had no sting.

I thought George W. Bush would pull a Harry Truman, expecting him to slam the "do nothing Congress", even call them back early to work on energy. But no, McCain/Palin is running against Washington, which includes "he who shall not be named," incumbent President Bush.

Sarah invoked the specter of "small town values" Harry early. She returned to the Democratic leader to attack Congress. Yet, her words fell flat. President Truman cited over and over in 1948 what he asked Congress to do, and they did nothing. Sarah hadn't asked them to do anything, other than give Wasilla millions in earmarks during her term as mayor.

But she hit a low when she talked about John McCain's being tortured by the Viet Cong. Thanks to John & her Repugnicant party, that word now has no meaning. Does it mean McCain was exposed to the pain associated with organ failure or death? What did Harry have to say about human rights, including those of prisoners?

Any denial of human rights is a denial of the basic beliefs of democracy.

The only person who can clean these people's clocks is John Stewart. Why is that? If Democrats act similarly what conventions will be undermined? Consider Truman's words, some years ago:

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself.

I believe I heard such idiocy last night. At least it felt that way...

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