Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well, there's a decent chance the choice of Palin was brilliant, for non-aesthetic reasons that is. The Republicans can always count on one thing being certain: that the Democrats will be pussies.

Obama's campaign has begun airing its first ad that includes Palin, but it never criticizes her or even mentions her name.

Yup, they're afraid to go after her. Well, it is still early, and they didn't exactly have a ton of time to pull together the first ad going against the full ticket now that it's been decided. Then again:

An Obama spokesman had reacted to the announcement that McCain had picked Palin as his running mate Friday with a statement that called her "the former mayor of a town of 9,000, with zero foreign policy experience."

Obama, who later complimented Palin in a statement, backed away from the criticism. "I think, you know, campaigns start getting these hair triggers," he said. "And the statement that Joe [Biden] and I put out reflects our sentiments."

Yeah, not exactly coming out swinging. Of course, Obama is understandably playing it safe with the whole experience issue, since, well. As that Weekly Standard piece I linked pointed out, Palin's inexperience, while not a help to her, just helps to further magnify Obama's qualifications or lack thereof.

It seems like the Democrats have an open avenue considering that she's supposedly a big ethics reformer but is currently under investigation in her own state. Maybe firing somebody for not firing somebody else that you have a family beef with just isn't that big of a deal, or there's not as much of a story there as there might seem, or the Democrats just don't know what the fuck to do like always.

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