ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was not subjected to a lengthy in-person background interview with the head of Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential vetting team until last Wednesday in Arizona, the day before McCain asked her to be his running mate, and she did not disclose the fact that her 17-year-old daughter was pregnant until that meeting, two knowledgeable McCain officials acknowledged Tuesday.
And, by the way, I have to keep reminding myself that this is not actually about Palin, about her kid, about her kid’s kid or her kid’s kid she’s calling her kid. I ashamedly admit to being entirely too caught up in all of that real-life Desperate Houswives crap.
This is about John McWeirdsmile and how he makes decisions and the quality of his decisions versus Barack H. Obama and how he makes decisions and the quality of his decisions. McWeirdsmile’s VP pick versus Obama’s is a striking study in contrast.
I have to admit, I watched Fred Thompson speak last evening. The quality of the Republigoat Convention versus the quality of the Democratic Convention, also a striking study in contrast. There was a stately, glorious quality to the Democratic blast that I am just not getting from what’s going on in the Twin Cities. It is crystal clear that this is a political party in serious trouble. Look, when you bump three keynote speakers, including the sitting President of the Untied States, the sitting Vice President of the Untied States, and a former candidate of your party for President of the Untied States, your party is chugging water and going down.