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30 August 2008 @ 01:18 pm
"Senator McCain has once again demonstrated his commitment to reforming Washington"  
President George W. Bush on McCain selecting Palin as running mate:

"I applaud Senator McCain for selecting Gov. Palin. This decision is yet another example of why the American people can trust him to make wise decisions and to confidently lead this country."

... I have no words, really.
outsidetherain on August 30th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
I have plenty of words, but they're peppered with lots of "FUCK!" and "MORON" and things like that...so I'll just refrain. ;)
vickery hickory dock.mottledpigeon on August 30th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
My initial response was that it was kind of hilarious.

I mean, it's a bare-faced attempt to woo disaffected Hillary voters. McCain has a female VP! THEREFORE HE LOVES WOMEN. If this works, they have very short memories. This is a guy who has a staggering voting history on women's rights, ever.

And lets not forget that his response to the question "How do we beat the bitch?" was to laugh and say "good question."
winterswitchery on August 30th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
I don't even listen to him anymore. He's utterly batshit, and gone in five months.
Crystalcrystalina on August 30th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
It seems to be a blatantly calculated political move ("proof" of a diverse ticket). I had hoped he'd choose Romney. Though he changed his image when running for the nomination, as the governor of Massachusetts he was fiscally responsible and supported women's and homosexual rights. Yeah, he's still rather conservative on the surface, but his history pointed toward someone MUCH more balanced.

In essence, I don't suspect that McCain and Obama will be all that different from one another in office as far as laws go. They have both worked across the aisle and both lean toward socialism. Obama is a better speaker and more inspirational, sure, but he put BIDEN on his ticket. Blech. Talk about "politics as usual." I was highly disappointed in his choice as well.

Of course, I don't trust democrats or republicans. I am a libertarian and vote as such. =D