Senator McCain has selected the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, as his GOP V.P. nominee.
Alright, give me a moment.
Okay, so now we're playing some serious crazy ass high stakes political poker...big time!
Michael Murphy was on Meet the Press today and, may the goddess forgive me, a bitch actually agreed with his ass on Gov. Palin.
Lawd, have mercy.
Worry not, a bitch has several purification candles going even as I type.
When Brokaw asked Murphy about how the resurrection of wedge issues like the creationism vs. evolution debate in public schools would play with independent voters, Murphy said…
“It's trouble. Again, if we get into a social issues debate with those particular swing voters, we're in big trouble. I believe that McCain cannot win in this environment without ticket splitters, people who vote for him for president but vote Democrat down the ticket. He may need as many as one out of five of his ultimate voters to be a ticket splitter. So the question is in a bad base year for Republicans, if we get caught on pure base issues--I agree, the evangelical vote loves her, but I, to the point I said earlier, I'd rather have lukewarm evangelicals and a whole lot of voters...”
Yeah, this bitch has to agree.
But it's hard to sound "with it" to regular folks when you're dismissing science in favor of...well, it's not really creationism...ummm, and it's not science...sniff...yep, that's bullshit
At any rate, the selection of Gov. Palin opens up the door to one hell of a political chess match.
A bitch is beyond excited by the challenge being presented to voters to do some inner work…which most voters prefer to avoid like the plague…and really come to terms with what the fuck we all want.
Experience or judgment or a combination of the two?
Change for the sake of change or change in a specific direction?
And the fact that Gov. Palin is a woman provides an awesome opportunity for women voters to explore the gender issue from a different angle.
As a Missourian this bitch is beyond familiar with powerful women in politics who are appealing on so many levels yet remain rancid to the core when it comes to domestic social issues. But many of the political debates of the past several months have revealed the fact that a lot of folks assume some sort of genetic social justice tip for all women in politics that just doesn’t play out in the real world.
Palin provides an almost perfect case study for this…she has a unique background, some specific energy policy experience and a record on reproductive justice that, when coupled with her support of intelligent design as valid theory worthy of debate in public schools, is enough to make this bitch wonder whether Phyllis fucking Schlafly got a face lift and moved her hateful ass to Alaska.
Buckle up, chil'ren!
This is going to be one wild ride toward November...