Friday, August 29, 2008

Sources Tell Me

I'm still working my sources -- this time the news channel ones. For the most part they're putting a positive spin on Sarah Palin being John McCain's choice of running mate. All those questions of experience that were so important a few weeks ago are suddenly set aside. As Kay Baily Hutchinson said, No one really votes for the vice president anyway, it's all a wash.

None of my sources on TV have mentioned the Quayle factor. The last time we had a completely dippy pick for VP was Dan Quayle, leaving aside Jim Stockdale, and not taking into account Dick Cheney, who did have lots of experience. I'm just hoping Palin uses Stockdale's line, "Who am I and why am I here?"

As to my sources on the TV networks, I don't really like them. Andrea Mitchell, yukkus. Whatever protection I should be giving to my sources, I'm going to betray a confidence right now, Andrea Mitchell is one of my sources and she's a terrible one. I do believe in giving Gov. Palin the benefit of the doubt, but these issues of experience and possible corruption are not being questioned as they should be. And sexist stuff as to how Joe Biden will be able to debate a woman is not real good. And honestly, I don't see how any Hillary supporter, except maybe a few insane ones, would want Palin just because she's a woman. Does she share Democratic values? No.

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