Saturday, August 30, 2008

Barack's Historic Speech and... Palin???


The Democratic National Convention wrapped up last night with the most inspiring, detail-filled, well-delivered acceptance speech ever, and I can remember all the way back to Ike's. Obama looked, as usual, cool and collected as he ran down the list of what needs doing, while hitting hard on the past 7+ years of failed leadership, insane paranoia of the American people, legalized torture, and their bid for a third term with Lt. Commander McMansions.

Presuming that readers wouldn't have missed it for anything, the speech needs no quoting here. I'd just like to remind everyone that on the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have A Dream speech, Barack Obama amply underlined his soaring rhetorical skills in front of 84,000 people in Mile High Stadium and millions worldwide. The Repuglicans are right to be afraid of him. The dream lives on, might even become a reality in November.

As if to attach yet another exclamation point to that piece of serious history, John McCain announced his Veep pick - it's Alaska governor Sarah Palin. I know, I know. You've never heard of her, have you? She's a real piece of work, probably chosen by McCain's 'handlers' rather than he himself in a desperate bid for the PUMA plants, all dozen of 'em having spent all week whining that the 'Pug's first opponent choice didn't get the nomination. Who is this person, you ask? Well...

Palin is a 44-year old anti-choice Mom of five with a newborn son who has Downs Syndrome and another son soon being deployed to Iraq. That will probably work to blunt attacks on her wingnut positions, but she's got another problem too. She is under current investigation by the Alaskan legislature's Joint Legislative Council for abuse of power after she summarily fired Walt Monegan from his job as Public Safety Commissioner, apparently because he refused to fire Palin's ex-brother in law Michael Wooten. Palin's sister and Wooten had been through a "messy divorce," and the Council is unanimous in its suspicion that the firing came as retribution.

Now that she's the Veep nominee, though, we can all be reassured that the DOJ will probably move in to quash the investigation by late this afternoon. Here's some juicy tidbits from a KTVA story dated Thursday [8-15] entitled Governor and staff's latest explanations leave more questions. In the left hand sidebar are links to various documents pertinent to the investigation.

I suppose she's lucky that John McCain has offered her another, better job just as this situation threatened to explode and end in her own summary firing by impeachment. Hahaha!!! Oh, my. Maybe there simply aren't any honest Republicans to choose from. Sort of makes me feel a little sorry for McCain. This election is definitely not going to be close enough to steal.

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