Monday, October 06, 2008

Gettin' all mavericky on ya

Tina Fey said it as a spoof, but obviously the real Sarah Palin really isn't afraid to "get mavericky" either. I'm defining mavericky as dishonest.

She spent the weekend misquoting the New York Times (to a chorus of boos from the mavericky mob) to claim that one of Obama's "earliest supporters" was Bill Ayers, part of the Weather Underground back in the 60's. Prescient of Ayers to know that an 8 year old boy living thousands of miles away was going to run for President almost 40 years later, isn't it. Then she went after Madeline Albright (to another chorus of boos,) again misrepresenting a quote she read, or claims she read on a Starbucks coffee cup.

Of course to an audience of yapping dogs, this kind of thing is like a ripe rawhide chew toy. There's no telling what it will look like after they get hold of it, but to the remaining few of us, it looks like lies: damned lies. That Palin is a damned liar with no conscience, no remorse and so single minded of purpose and ambition that she will say anything at all is quite obvious, but her recklessness may have brought attention to some earlier affiliations of the maverick in chief, John Sidney McCain.

Take for instance his having sat on the board of the US Council for World Freedom a group cited for it's racist, extremist and anti-Semitic views. He may come to rue it. In fact, John's real history bears little resemblance to the cardboard maverick being displayed as a candidate. Many of those who were POW's with him don't see him as any kind of hero and the idea that he was cured of being a boozing womanizer by imprisonment holds as much water as a sieve. In fact McCain is a man who got to be senator by a road other than excellence. He sold out and sold out again and the receipts are still around to be examined.

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