Palin - McCain Ticket: A Reality
By Bill Taylor
September 09, 2008
Now that Governor Palin and Senator McCain are on the campaign
trail it is time for a reality check. I am curious how others
feel about John McCain taking a back seat on the Republican ticket.
It is a little disconcerting that the gentleman who is supposedly
running for president, someone who has spent 26 years in the
U.S. Congress, has been totally overshadowed by his vice presidential
choice who, at the time she gave her acceptance speech, the American
people had known for slightly more than 26 hours.
Could this be the result of McCain s obvious lack of message?
Or, rather, is it because he is consistently attempting to paint
himself as a maverick when, in fact, he has been a staunch ally
to President Bush s for the past eight year and thus cannot defend
a legitimate change argument? Or is it because he espouses
his distain for lobbyists while his political team is laden with
lobbyists? Or, or, or ?
John McCain wants us to believe he is "the" straight
talker. Can anyone please explain to me why he is now filling
his stump speeches with false claims and misrepresentations of
his opponent's policies and views? If he does not know he should
have been told that the current governor of Alaska did not sell
the State's jet on E-bay and did not sell it for a profit. If
he does not know he should have been told the current governor
of Alaska did not oppose the bridge-to-nowhere until it became
politically expedient for her to do so. John McCain knows perfectly
well that Senator Obama is not suggesting a tax increase for
the middle class. He knows that his opponent is suggesting offshore
drilling as a part of a comprehensive solution to America's energy
problem. Is Senator McCain so out of touch that he does not realize
he is spreading falsehoods or is he just plain lying to the American
Is the Republican platform so devoid of meaningful policies that
it requires Palin - McCain speeches to be dominated with sarcasms
and attacks? Why has John McCain failed to explain his plan to
address the high and rising unemployment and other problems with
our economy? Why have we not heard his thoughts on his Government's
role in stabilizing the housing market? Why have we not heard
anything more meaningful than sound bites on any issues of significance?
My thoughts about Governor Palin are straight forward. She is
lying to the American people. Regardless how hard her handlers
try, they will fail in their attempts to cover up these lies.
It is pretty darn obvious why the Republicans are so afraid of
the governor giving a simple interview. Palin sounds appealing
when the conversation is one-sided. She will be considerably
less appealing once she is forced to answer questions.
Finally an appeal to Senator McCain: Sir just because the surrogate
leader of your ticket is lying to the American people does not
make it right for you to do the same. You have a reputation of
being a better person than this. Bush and Cheney have lied to
us for the past eight years. For the good of the nation---country
first---it must stop. Please let us have an honest campaign
Neah Bay, WA
About: "concern citizen"
Received September 06, 2008
- Published September 09, 2008
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