I am just taking a short break for lunch and cannot blog extensively, plus I am trying to stay away from political matters (and partisan opinion) on this blog. However, to John McCain I say but one word... touche. Good form, old chap.
Talking to my wife a couple of weeks ago, I informed her (and I believe I told Jeff Gentry the same) that if Obama did not pick Hillary (or another woman), that John McCain, who desperately wants the HRC supporters (and other PUMAs) would pick a woman.
When Kristi asked who, I told her it should (would) be the Governor of Alaska (if he was at all strategic), Sarah Palin. I was right. I was not saying she would be the best pick (very important), just that she would be a strategically smart pick in a sea of also-rans (of course, this is from knowing nothing but her resume).
And, I don't get paid for this... unlike all those other guys that get paid to be wrong.
I could go into why it was was or was not a good pick, why it made McCain show his vulnerability on so many issues and short circuit some of Obama's shortcomings (namely age and experience). But on so many levels this is brilliant. She trumps some of Biden's strength. Most importantly, will Biden hold back in debates? Yes and he cannot attack her without looking classless.
I could go on, but need to get back to work. Just read her bio (or watch the speech) and you will see why this is pretty impressive, considering the atmosphere.