Sunday, August 31, 2008

This Is The Heartbeat?

The Vice President of the United States of America, as I understand it, is always no more than a heartbeat away from becoming President. That kind of means, it seems to me, that whoever is in that position should be prepared to become at a moment's notice the leader of the free world, the commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth. I'm thinking that in order to take charge of all that and more the Vice President needs to have had more experience than bringing cookies to the hockey games, attending PTA meetings, and saving a town of six thousand seventy dollars by doing something or other.
Come on. Wait a minute.
Do we really want Annie Oakley to become our President? Do we want a person who denies science and women's rights? Do we want a trigger happy moose hunter who feels no sorrow when gunning down animals because 'they had good lives'? Does having had a good life up until the moment of violent death justify the violence? Oh, yeah, sure. They are just animals. So why not take the polar bears off of the endangered species list? Better yet, why not just shoot them all and then we won't have to worry about the fact that they are drowning in oceans where they used to live on the ice?
And isn't this inexplicable choice for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee just a little insulting to advisers who might have known better -- had they been consulted -- than to choose a running mate met only a couple of times by the nominee for President?
Listen, Americans. This woman is no replacement for Hillary Clinton.
Listen, Americans. That this bizarre choice happened is terrifying.

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