I, like many of you, watched the VP debates last night, thinking Sarah would fall on her face. Essentially, she did many times, but thanks to the "soft bigotry of low expectations", she seems to have survived well enough to stay on the ticket for now.
There were the gaffes everyone pointed out already. There was the winking. (WTF??? WINKING? Is she making a pass at every person watching? Did they actually COACH HER TO DO THAT?)
Still, one of the things that really struck me as downright scary, is the way she answered one question. I will try to paraphrase as accurately as I can, and if anyone wants to correct my interpretation, please do so.
More below the fold.
The question was, in case of any tragic event, would you carry on with the same policies as the president you'd be serving under. Biden, in my opinion, answered the question perfectly. He stated how he and Obama agree on everything! That he believes in the platform and there is nothing he would change. He, in short, answered the question perfectly.
Palin, on the other hand, stated that like John McCain, she is also a "maverick". That she was pleased to work with a man who understood her maverick-nicity and respected her for it. In essence, if McCain should die while he's president, not even the people who voted for McCain can be assured they're getting what they voted for in November. Given her even more right wing positions than McCains, that will
be a disaster.