Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FAREEDOM RINGS!

Even McCain supporters are beginning to have a hard time with his choice for Vice President because the more she opens her mouth, the clearer it becomes: she is woefully under-qualified for the position. How could McCain possibly have come to the conclusion that Palin was the best person to succeed him as President of the United States? It makes no sense at all.

Fareed Zakaria, in this article, actually calls her "dangerously ignorant." He goes on to say that McCain's selection of her was "irresponsible" and in no way consistent with his commitment to always put "country first." In this critical decision, he was clearly not thinking of the country.

I loved Fareed before, but I love him even more now for calling it like it is: A massive political blunder that puts all Americans in danger.

Here's the original Newsweek article for your review.

CASE IN POINT:

COURIC: Why isn't it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

TBone! Good to see you back in full rant mode. I'd truly missed the missives, commentary, and generally thought-provoking points you'd raise. Welcome back!

Firegirl said...

Yeah what he said...

Don't you feel like we're in the middle of an Aaron Sorkin film?

< Terry V. Mertens, Jr. Creative Director & Copywriter said...

Speaking of Aaron Sorking, have you seen this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/opinion/21dowd-sorkin.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&
oref=slogin

Firegirl said...

YES! LOVED IT!

I SEE YOU!