Wednesday, September 03, 2008


McCain's impulse buy of Sarah Palin is turning into a continuing source of amusement. The hopes the McCain campaign has of trying to divert us from one of the most underqualified VP choices in history simply aren't working because every few hours, there's a new story.

Here's just a few since yesterday:

1) Palin is a war whore Fundie - the war in Iraq is "a task that is from God." This puts her in the Rod Parsley-class of religious freakshows.

2) Palin's former pastor, Ed Kalnins, is also a war whore freakshow, just like Rod Parsley:

Pastor Kalnins has also preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell; questioned whether people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to heaven; charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and war in Iraq were part of a war "contending for your faith;" and said that Jesus "operated from that position of war mode."

Kalnins has preached that the 9/11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq were part of a "world war" over the Christian faith, one in which Jesus Christ had called upon believers to be willing to sacrifice their lives.

3) Peggy Noonan and GOP consultant Mike Murphy trash McCain's choice of Palin:
After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.

"It's over," said Noonan, who then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.

"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullshit about narratives," she said. "Every time Republicans do that ... because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it."

Murphy chimed in:

"The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical."

Here's the clip:

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