The McCain Campaign is absolutely ruthless. These folks will use and abuse anyone necessary for a win at the polls. Caught up in this disaster of morality is Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska. Palin has to own some of the choices she makes – but the allure of power has distorted her powers of reason. The election will come and go – and Palin will have to live with herself. That day will be November 5, 2008
Palin’s credentials did not support McCain’s decision – so why did he choose her? Most people quickly get this – McCain wanted to shake up his faltering campaign. Choose a woman, a Governor, someone who’s lack of experience could be interpreted as being a reformer. McCain knew he could spin the wheel and keep the media off balance.
But here it is for this writer – McCain is using and abusing Palin. McCain uses Palin as a prop, a pretty face and a Joe six pack personality. Sarah Palin is not a part of the inner campaign circle. She is an accessory designed to gain appeal with particular demographics. Palin chooses to walk in the mud with the low flying campaign. And what happens when they lose?
On November 5, 2008, the McCain camp will be gone from Alaska. Sarah Palin will be dumped like a used pumpkin from Halloween. She will go home to Alaska, where she will temporarily be greeted as a heroine (spelling correction). Then the reality will sink in – her life, her family, will have been completely exposed. Palin’s dignity will have been stripped from her. No one will ever really trust her again – they know now that she will stoop to vicious lies and distortions.
Barack Obama’s Presidency will soar to heights of glory on the wings of hope and change. Palin’s lies about this man will live on. Palin’s distortions will haunt her. And there will be no McCain Camp around to shelter her. She will be left to her own devices.
Dan Quayle came from a rich newspaper family – his inheritance sheltered his disastrous public life from the country club golf course. Palin will not have that advantage. Over time her star power will fade. Memories of her atrocities will remain. She will call McCain for support on Alaskan earmarks, only to be told he is busy – and do not ever call here again. She will try to enter the national political arena – and they will not return her calls.
She will be alone. And her former supporters will be forever suspicious of her quest for power. She will live, but her fifteen minutes will have tainted her life. She chose to walk in the mud with McCain, and she will forever be defined by that moment when she sold her soul.
This writer does not want to believe that Joe Six Pack from Alaska is as mean spirited as is being represented by Governor Sarah Palin.
What great sadness modern politics brings into the lives of Joe Six Pack.
October 10, 2008 7:30 PM CST: The news reports are stunning. The commission studying Governor Sarah Palin in Alaska reports that the Governor abused he power as Governor in the firing of the Public Service Commissioner. The Commission reports the Governor was procedurally correct.