My reaction to the vice-presidential debate last night: Incessantly claiming that you’re a maverick does not make you a maverick. As my high school English teachers would say, “Show us, don’t tell us.” And Sarah Palin did little to show us any evidence last night that the Republican ticket would be anything more than Bush’s […]
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Apparently so, according to vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. She’s seen photos of human footprints inside dinosaur tracks. Never mind that this “evidence” has been repeatedly debunked. Following in the footsteps, so to speak, of our current president, why should Palin let mere facts interfere with her beliefs?
When I saw the photo of Sarah Palin’s family on stage at the Republican National Convention, I felt like I was a part of some surreal alternative universe. There was Palin’s seventeen year-old pregnant unmarried daughter and her boyfriend. And the conservatives were cheering their hearts out. Even James Dobson of Focus on the Family […]
In this clip from the Daily Show, Jon Stewart nails the current Republican hypocrisy in a way no one else can.
It’s unusual to see Michael Kinsley and George Will making similar points in their columns. I guess that’s what happens when the Republican party does a complete about-face on the issue of requisite experience in the presidential race by nominating Sarah Palin for the Vice Presidential position. But it doesn’t look like everyone gets it. […]
I believe that Republican nominee Sarah Palin would make a poor vice president for a number of reasons, including her lack of foreign policy experience and her far-right positions on many issues. But can we please stop suggesting that Palin shouldn’t be vice president because of her children? This line of reasoning is just straight-out […]
I wrote previously that I was unexcited about Joe Biden. I had never questioned Biden’s qualifications, which are superb. Instead, I hoped that Barack Obama would pick someone other than “a respected white male (boring) politician.” Well, Biden is still white and male. But after hearing him speak, I can retract the boring part. He […]