Suffer the godbotherers
It probably won’t come as any surprise that one of the reasons that former prisoner of war John McCain decided to enlist Bible Spice from the Great White North as his running mate was because she had already been given the sign of the cross and a big ol’ wink from Dobsonite wing of the party. Her evangelical background, as well as her hardline stance on abortion, combined with her skepticism regarding evolution, scientific inquiry, gravity, and the existence of verbs made her mighty desirable to the Jesus folk…. in a purely spiritual way. And without the vote of the evangelicals the McCain campaign was just going to be so much whacking off with no happy ending to come on November 4th.
But as any fan on 1 Timothy 2:12 could have told them: this will not end well.
And now, the sheep are leaving in droves:
Palin debacle on CBS Evening News
Watch the Couric interview here. Couric’s questions are straightforward and responsible. Palin is mediocre, again, regurgitating talking points mechanically, not thinking. Palin’s just babbling. She makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero.
I remember the morning I woke up in my college dorm room and went in to take my final exam in my Formal Logic class. I knew I was unready. Massively unready. And now I was going to be put to the ultimate test. I sat down in Dr. Sarkar’s class and resolved to wing it. Of course I failed the exam and failed the class, because I had no idea what I was talking about. I wasn’t a bad kid, or even a stupid kid. I was just badly unprepared, and in way over my head. Seeing the Palin interview on CBS, I thought of myself in Dr. Sarkar’s exam. But see, I was a college undergraduate who had the chance to take the class again, which I did, and passed (barely). I wasn’t running for vice president of the United States.
UPDATE: New Palin excerpt up, in which she discusses why having Russia next to Alaska gives her relevant foreign policy experience. I am well and truly embarrassed for her. I think she’s a good woman who might well be a great governor of Alaska. But good grief, just watch this train wreck…
Let’s just say that by this river of Babble-on, they saw the light…