I had to watch the train wreck on TV this morning. McCain’s pick of Gov. Palin as his running mate is indeed historic. Unfortunately, it is mainly historic in its level of opportunism. Don’t get me wrong, it is exciting that a woman is on the ticket. But why this woman? She’s surely nice and sweet and probably makes great blueberry muffins, but really— when the old flint crumbles, is she going to be president?
So much of this makes me sick. McCain thinks that Hillary supporters really liked her solely because she is a woman? Hillery is a political force. She is smart, savvy, and worth about 10 McCains when it comes to understanding the way things work and how to fix them. But yet McCain gauged Obama’s brilliant speech, he looked at the decision to bring on Biden and he stuck a fungus ridden toe in the waters and thought “I need a vagina.” As a woman, this is one of the most disgusting things I’ve witnessed. Shame on you McCain. Shame on you for thinking we are that dumb. (Of course, you have opposed equal pay, so you must think we are that dumb.) We need more than a woman, we need a team. It’s still going to take a brain and a beating heart and experience and guts and teamwork and compassion to fix the nightmare your party has left the world in. So please Godzilla, could you return the brunette Barbie to her PTA board and go stomp off into the distance? Could you please stop insulting my gender with your Rovian tactics of distraction? Shame on you. This is a slap in the face that should be beneath you.