Have we not all wondered what the MAL would do once they no longer had Chimpy McBushHitler to kick around? Well, now we know.
I think I will resist the urge to post all Palin all week, and just update here.
Isn’t the talk of an Senator Eagleton repeat very interesting? That is, after all, how Senator Obama has won the elections he has. The one time he went up against a real opponent, he was crushed. After that, he was careful to “Eagleton” all of his serious opponents before the voting.
One of the big wories about McCain is that he just didn’t understand how pervasively biased and hostile to the GOP Old Media is. There have been lots of wistful expressions that maybe, once Old Media started its grind on McCain, he’d figure that out. But think about this — McCain’s got a military background. Old Media is now shooting at his squad mate, his buddy. That’s far more likely to piss him off than a direct attack.
Is it sexism to pick someone not because you care that she’s a woman, but you think other people do in a way that will be to your benefit? Further, isn’t the best way to defeat a meme to cynically exploit it at every opportunity until people have burned so many times they change their opinion?
I suspect the MAL doesn’t get that Palin isn’t someone’s puppet because they are unable to distinguish between brash / obnoxious and self confident. Palin, in her manner, reminds me a lot of SWIPIAW — — soft spoken, polite, but do not get between her and her goal. But the MAL can’t seem to grasp being that kind of strong without lots of hysteria, screaming, and profanity.
Via Instapundit, this photo of Senator McCain greeting Levi Johnston is not the picture of a man about to cut loose a liability. That’s a man who is doubling down. One is left wondering just how Machievellian McCain is.
Did he anticipate this? Did he investigate Governor Palin and decide that her “scandals” were features, not bugs? After all, although some of them are a bit dicey none are serious in the way that, say, sweet heart land deals with a Chicago land fixer is. On the upside, this frenzy by Old Media and the MAL is lighting the fire of a thousand suns of anger in the conservative base, a base that a month ago didn’t much care. A base that’s now saying “of course you realize, this means war”. If so, McCain’s extra clever to have waited until basically the last possible moment to get that fired up, because such anger and drive doesn’t last forever among rational people, but it’s very likely to last 9 weeks.