Lay off McCain/Palin?


McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president.

Don’t get me wrong here – I agree with what Obama said last week – family is off-limits, and pretty much irrelevant.  However, the way that the McCain campaign is pitching this is just wrong, but in line with what they’ve done in the past.

For those of you keeping track at home:  can’t pick on McCain cause he was a POW (which I admire the man for, but as Fred Thompson said last night, “being a POW doesn’t qualify you to be President”), and you can’t pick on Palin cause she’s the first female Republican nominee for VP.





4 responses to “Lay off McCain/Palin?”

  1. Tim Smith Avatar
    Tim Smith

    So by the same sort of token we shouldn’t pick on Obama as the first African American Democratic Presidential candidate. Does that mean the media can only go after Biden and the rest of the election coverage will have to be about something that actually matters?

  2. marius Avatar

    Perhaps – but has anyone said you can’t go after Obama since he’s the first African-American Democrat? 🙂


  3. Michael Avatar

    He isn’t African- American! He is a mix and his African heritage is less than 15% of his family history. Saw this reported on CNN or something that accordingly he is not considered to be African-American. Not that it really matters.

    A little common sense here – obviously she was vetted. It has been reported that McCain knew about the pregnancy and the previously reported ethics investigation. Going on about how she was vetted and by whom and when is of no consequence to the election.

    What I find laughable about the whole Obama thing and the idea of change is that nothing will. He refused public financing of his candidacy. He is a product of the Chicago/Illinois democratic machine and is beholden to them far worse than to any other special interest group.

    The arguments against McCain as being a continuation of the Bush-Cheney White House is crap. He is the most centrist candidate for President in quite some time. The moderate stance is likely to hurt him with the far right of the party. I hope he doesn’t pander to them to get votes as it will box him in. I actually think McCain is too old for the job and I think that is a valid point Obama can use.

    I think the point is mute. Nothing will change. We will still be in Iraq, we will still have a massive debt, we will still have no affordable healthcare, we will still be on the hook with social security, we will still be looked down upon internationaly etc…

  4. Michael Avatar

    Oh and Diann and you are still viewed as Socialists by your family here in Texas!