Originally Posted by jimmac
The only reason she got in there is because McSame didn't have any other rabbits to pull out of his hat. She was picked because she was a women only. To get Hillary votes. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that other women were secretly approached and said " No! " because of that fact. Strong women I know would want to be picked on their ability not their gender.
Unfortunately they didn't bank on her lack of experience (
That's the most retarded assessment I've seen since she was picked.
Originally Posted by tonton
Easy. Wedge, wedge, wedge, wedge, wedge.
Please tell me. What does Palin have besides pushing wedge issues to the ultra social conservatives? Her "maverickness" was all a big lie. the only thing left is God, guns and abortion. Take those away and she's just a dumb brunette with very little experience and absolutely no knowledge of national and international issues. Seriously.
Ok, this is a bit closer to the mark.
Palin was obviously picked to counter the fact that McCain didn't energize the base and you can't win an election if even your base isn't excited about the ticket. Similarly, Biden was picked to counter Obama's glaring deficiencies in world affairs. This is what VP selections are all about.
So yes, Tonton, she was picked to appeal to social conservatives (not sure where the 'ultra' line is.) Her 'maverickness' comes from the undisputable fact that she took on corrupt elements in her own party and battled corruption in Alaska. That's not a lie (though, as is typical in elections, it's been overplayed.)
Your last line isn't worth commenting on since it's overtly sexist and an absolute lie.