And then our heroic Sarah bounded out of the Alaska tundra and it became a completely different race.
And it all went by the wayside with the Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews. Those let the air of that balloon. But nothing was more damaging than Tina Fey's "And I can see Alaska from my house."
Palin was finished there. If conservatives are crazy enough to think that Palin is the future of the GOP then the GOP has no future.
On the Warren flap, it's disappointing but in the grand scheme of things it's largely incidental. These are the posts that truly matter. The invocation is a silly thing to begin with. Also, look at all the noise that this has brought up. The media and the blogs have focused on Warren's views and he hasn't come out the favourably. In the grand scheme of things, Warren has been the biggest loser in all this. His bigotry has been exposed to a wider audience.
"Obama has shown himself to be against civil rights"
Rick Warren is giving a silly invocation. While that's upsetting perhaps, it's also not the end of the world. I'm more focused on his actions. For example, Bill White, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, is being considered to be the next secretary of the Navy. Mr. White is backed by congressional and former military leaders. Mr. White is also gay.
And the argument can made that by selecting Warren, there has been a rather open airing of Warren's views on abortion and gay rights. It hasn't exactly been favourable. I might suggest that Warren has lost more than he's gained by being selected.
Great post. I spoke last night to SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty on this. We're both disappointed obviously but he also said let's express our disappointment and move on to fight more important battles than a silly invocation. Frankly on that score, I'm against even having an invocation. Not my cup of tea that deadly mix of religion in politics.
The GOP is in danger of becoming a regional party. Its exit from New England is largely complete. The West Coast is all but gone. It is on the retreat in the Mid-Atlantic states. The failure to deliver for the American worker is likely to cost the industrial Mid-West or what's left of it.
I just can't get past his novel. It's as if he is some reincarnation of Philip Crane. It's a trivialization of geo-politics.
But anyway, the point I really should have made but I was rushed at the time is that conservatives love to talk about the "highest" tax rate even though that rate affects relatively few. It's a tactic that aims to distract and frame the issue. Corporations exploit so many loopholes (or alternatively seek exemption from taxation) that the focus has to be on why these corporations aren't paying their share.
Mr. DeVore is also a lover of American empire and yet he argues for "limited government." The idea of an empire on a shoestring budget has given us a $10 trillion debt of which 10% is held by the Chinese that he is so skeptical of to begin with. That he serves in the California General Assembly just goes to show how bereft of talent state politics so often is.