Skip to comments.The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket (Frank Rich: McCain is Palin's puppet)
Posted on 09/13/2008 2:23:49 PM PDT by Chet 99
WITH all due deference to lipstick, lets advance the story. A week ago the question was: Is Sarah Palin qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? The question today: What kind of president would Sarah Palin be?
Its an urgent matter, because if weve learned anything from the G.O.P. convention and its aftermath, its that the 2008 edition of John McCain is too weak to serve as Americas chief executive. This unmentionable truth, more than race, is now the real elephant in the room of this election.
No longer able to remember his principles any better than he can distinguish between Sunnis and Shia, McCain stands revealed as a guy who can be easily rolled by anyone who sells him a plan for victory, whether in Iraq or in Michigan. A McCain victory on Election Day will usher in a Palin presidency, with McCain serving as a transitional front man, an even weaker Bush to her Cheney.
The ambitious Palin and the ruthless forces she represents know it, too. You can almost see them smacking their lips in anticipation, whether theyre wearing lipstick or not.
McCains conspicuous subservience to his younger running mates hard-right ideology and his dependence on her electioneering energy raise the question of who has the power in this relationship and who is in charge. A strong and independent woman or the older ward who would be bobbing in a golf cart without her? The more voters see that McCain will be the figurehead for a Palin presidency, the more they are likely to demand stepped-up vetting of the rigidly scripted heir apparent.
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Go review CATS.
This is - what? - the third smear article by the Slimes today? Smell their fear.
This should make the women of America happy! Thanks a lot Frankie old boy!
I guess this is Frank Richs way of welcoming Sarah to the big show.
Stay classy Frank, stay classy.
Are the Manhattan bath houses closed today?
I've not liked McCain from the beginning. His position on Global Warming and immigration bug me to no end. I'll admit it, I'm voting for Palin, and the other guy. =o)
If only it were so.
Did I miss anything?
Frank’s homosexual dementia is on display again. He should go back to his job as a drama critic.
ROFL! Maybe someone has a "rash".
This guy is in such an alternate universe. Just WOW!
Oh come on, Frank. Is this the best you can do? Coordinating with Axelrod and Fluff, are ya?
Pretty amusing how the Dems/media are switching gears from Palin being some nothing beauty queen to an evil schemer who will be pulling McCain’s strings. These people are nuts. I assume, like you, that this will be the Obama campaigns new line of attack.
Let’s see. Ever since Governor Sarah Palin burst on the scene, an event I am thoroughly enjoying, Libs have managed to insult, denigrate, mock or otherwise put down:
1. Handicapped people
2. Hockey moms
3. Pregnant women
4. Moms, in general
7. Our troops
9. Senior citizens
What’s next - dwarfs?
Frank, you are a very good writer, but a very poor author. The question I would like you to address is this: Is Barrack Obama qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? Is he really qualified to the the nominee of a major political party? And if you think he is, why? Is it his enormous executive experience? Is it his long record of legislative accomplishments? Is it his exhaustive international travels? Is it his brilliant insights into economic management? Is it his obvious love and devotion to the USA? What is it, Frank? C’mon, tell us.
from Palin being some nothing beauty queen to an evil schemer who will be pulling McCains strings.
This is what they do. Remember, W was too stupid to come up with an original or intelligent thought on his own. Then, he was so clever, he tricked them all into the war in Iraq.
So, of course, it wasn’t W at all, it HAD to be Cheney or Rove pulling his strings.
So, who will they say is pulling Palin’s strings???
As Republicans know best, fear does work.
But usually that axiom is about scaring the voters, not about bringing out a candidate who scares the entire intestinal tract from your opponents.
If the Times' subscription department was this scared their ads would start with "The NY Post causes cancer and kills kittens".
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