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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Almost a heartbeat away

The picture presented in Game Change of Palin's emergence as national phenomenon — and the real Palin behind her public persona — is often startling and sometimes shocking. The scantness of the vetting she received before being placed on the Republican ticket. Her substantive deficiencies, even more dramatic than those that had previously been reported: her lack of understanding about why there are two Koreas, her ignorance about the function of the Federal Reserve, her belief that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11. The fact that, at her lowest moments during preparation for her debate against Joe Biden, some senior McCain aides worried that she was mentally unstable. And, ultimately, their fears that she wasn't up to the job of being Vice President.


  • Thank you Mr. John "America First" McCain! You're a true patriot.

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:11 AM  

  • His judgment is so supreme, perhaps we should have him on TV every week, maybe every Sunday morning....

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 2:03 PM  

  • someone on tv said McCain had preferred Lieberman as VP, but that he was overruled by Rove, who wanted Palin on the ticket...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 AM  

  • I hadn't heard about Rove "overruling," but he was against, as were almost all of the party folks horrified by the damage to the ticket a Dem would wreak on GOP turnout.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:15 AM  

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