PhillyandBCEagles wrote:And none of her image has anything at all to do with the media seeing her (correctly) as the weak link in McCain's armor and going after her full-stop to get their guy elected.
She was the weak link. I was open about how undecided I was until Palin was picked and I heard her speak a few times. McCain didn't help his case in the grand scheme of things, but being independent, picking Palin was a shallow move to sway voters and made his WH bid much weaker in the eyes of people who stop and think. It's just a fact.
Edit: Thought I read that but can't find the article so I'm probably wrong about it.
PhillyandBCEagles wrote:And none of her image has anything at all to do with the media seeing her (correctly) as the weak link in McCain's armor and going after her full-stop to get their guy elected. How many people's image of Palin is based more on Tina Fey than on Palin herself??
I've never seen anything Tina Fey has done so my opinion of Palin is based completely on the bullshit that comes out of her mouth. I even watched some of her reality show and that was horrible. BTW, when an aid rights a tell all book about how you were ready to check out as Governor months before you did so you can cash in, and that it was a struggle to get you to meetings...well you lose pretty much all clout to grandstand about politics.
PhillyandBCEagles wrote:It's very, very hard to get to anywhere near the top of the political food chain by being dumb (and that goes for people on both sides of the aisle).
A strong marketing and PR machine can catapult a lot of idiots into positions of power. Mainly because most Americans are dealing with their everyday lives and don't have access to the shit that goes on behind the closed door (on both sides of the aisle).
PhillyandBCEagles wrote:As for me I'm very much in favor of legalizing weed and ending the "war on drugs", I'm against the death penalty in most cases, and I could give a flying shit one way or the other about gay marriage beyond wanting to stop hearing about it, so I'm hardly "conservatively closed minded".
I agree with all of this except the "hardly" part. You blatantly defend "conservatives" and see nothing wrong with their stance, while taking shots and liberals. I don't solely affiliate myself with either because they're the same people, but every movement needs an enemy.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.