unastronaut*

Feet on the ground – head in the clouds.

Karl Rove is an expert on something…

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But it certainly isn’t leadership — he gave us George W Bush. It certainly isn’t analysis — he tries to pin Barack Obama as a “country club elite”. Are you kidding me? Lately I keep hearing about how Governor Palin is such a strong character and people will really rally behind her life story and empathize with her struggles. I’m sure life is rough for a beauty queen who marries her high school sweetheart. It must not have been a walk in the park to have your parents stay together and to be raised by both of them.

So how does Turd Blossom approach this weak candidate who could likely assume the mantle of President at some point? He shows his expertise on flip-flopping.

So the former Mayor of the 105th largest city is not qualified to be VP, but the former Mayor of a town that’s not even among the 10 largest in her state is qualified? Her state being the 47th most populated in the union. You know you’re not coming from a powerhouse if you are competing with Montana in terms of population. Nice “guess” there on the size of Wasilla for Karl, although it certainly is not the 2nd largest in the state.

But what about the demographics of that town she ran? Surely it’s a microcosm of America and the types of people you’d find in the lower 48. No?

As of the census of 2000 the racial makeup of the city was 85.46% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 5.25% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 5.94% from two or more races. 3.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino. –Source

Granted, the wiki can lie… but it’s not like Alaska is like the rest of America. I mean, hear what her secessionist buddies have to say.

The “experience” breakdown also seems to keep being brought up, even though it’s loose on both sides. Voters don’t care as much about experience as we do about ideas. But if we were hiring someone for a job face to face (which we are on a larger scale) we’d maybe consider hiring the Harvard trained lawyer who served the Community First (a community in the country) over the journalism major from the University of Idaho. Unless you just want a hot secretary, then I completely understand.

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  1. I keep saying it’s not about how long she’s been at the job. That’s not how I qualify her readiness to be president. It’s, What did she DO during that time?
    She turned a surplus into a deficit as mayor. As Governor, she rang up twenty million dollars in earmarks and got herself into a good old-fashioned scandal in less than two years.
    It’s what she’s DONE that disqualifies her.

    4leslie

    September 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm

  2. Well put. In fact, it makes me think maybe I’m just giving too much credence to the hemorrhoid we call Karl Rove.

    unastronaut.

    September 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm

  3. Oh, that’s classic! “hemorrhoid we call Karl Rove” – you just made my entire day!

    4leslie

    September 3, 2008 at 4:35 pm


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