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  •  This is what happens when you make an impulsive (4+ / 0-)
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    Chi, ganymeade, rb608, Yasuragi

    ... decision.  There's no way they vetted Palin -- they didn't have time.  McCain wanted Lieberman all along, with Ridge as his second choice, and when he was finally told he couldn't have them, he picked the sparkliest bauble still on the shelf.

    And he did it Thursday night, after Obama's speech, so he could announce her the next day.

    •  I understand why people think that... (3+ / 0-)

      but I believe Rove always knew the dirt on Palin... and was willing to risk it... in fact use it... to rally the base and make it into a cultural battle rather than an issues battle.

      It was the only way he had a shot of closing the gap and winning. Palin was always their backup card if McCain was down and sinking. McCain failed to prove to Bush and Rove that he could win... so they forced Palin on  him.

      That's my view.

      And it could work. It's the only thing that stood a shot.

      I don't think it will... but I have no more confidence in the intelligence of Americans than Rove does.

      •  It's become clear that Rove (2+ / 0-)
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        TX Unmuzzled, Yasuragi

        is not the genius he's been made out to be.  While we've underestimated his lack of morality and ethics, I do believe we've overestrimated his intelligence.  He's done well for himself and the GOP, but he's no omniscient politicalgenius.  The 04 Congressional results show that.  

        He'll know how to spin the Palin pick better than anybody, but her selection will prove to be a screw up, methinks.  This plane story is just another hole in the dam.

        Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor. - MH @ mudflats

        by rb608 on Sun Sep 07, 2008 at 05:11:01 AM PDT

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