She’s photogenic! She posed for Vogue this winter! She shoots! She hunts! She fishes. She’s in politics! And she is some amazing politician!
Voters love her – but why not the legislators?
How come they’re investigating her?
How can they do that to a woman politician, who worked right up to delivering? Who postponed medical care to give a political speech after her water broke? Who flew 10 hours to Alaska to deliver her special needs baby at home in the tiny hometown hospital? How dare legislators investigate a woman governor with a special needs baby? How dare they investigate a woman whose oldest daughter was so sick she had to miss months and months of school this winter and spring? How can they accuse a new mother of mixing political power and a family feud?
She’s photogenic! She’s got a special needs baby! She can postpone delivery! She returns to work immediately! And for that the legislature rewards her with an investigation?
Something is fishy here!
But not for John McCain!
John McCain loves a maverick. He believes that this lady, whose own party is investigating her – after only 18 months into her governorship – deserves to be promoted. His campaign was mired. It lacked excitement. Like the CEO who seeks a trophy wife, John McCain has found his trophy running mate. Someone to give a spark to the campaign! Someone photogenic. Someone to generate news! Someone with a story! A story of pregnancy and a special needs baby. A son going off to battle! An embattled governor with family secrets – but oh, so photogenic!
This is a hard campaign to attack. How can you attack someone who’s been tortured? Who somehow survived torture but can’t abide criticism? How can you attack a mother who’s viewed as a saint for having her special needs baby in a hometown hospital after giving a speech and taking two long flights and car ride – bypassing world class medical care for the home town touch?
That’s the problem we’re faced with here, folks: Trophy Running Mate. Aging politician. Needing spark.
Now why is that a problem? Ummmmm.... Aging politician. Trophy Running Mate!
Vogue model “eye candy” is our future, folks! Unless somehow we overcome our reluctance to criticize a prisoner of war and his femme fatale with the special needs baby.
Now, if you read up on the Trophy Running Mate you will find that she is really, really good at connecting with voters. And she loves to fly around and go to meetings. Can even give a speech with her water leaking. But she’s not all that interested in the nuts and bolts of governing. And her legislature, despite the special needs baby, is investigating her after only 18 months in office – for mixing a family feud with politics.
Now, I don’t know about you. But honestly if someone can’t get along with the legislators in her own party and is engaged in a family feud that spills over into politics, and they tend to avoid the nuts and bolts of governing.... that makes me a bit nervous. Especially, when chosen by John McCain, a man of 72, a man with a past history of cancer.
What we need now is to focus on the Trophy Person’s political past. Why is it that the town that elected her as mayor twice is now embroiled in a huge financial fiasco related to a hockey rink she convinced everyone to build? Why is it that she’s changed her story on the Bridge to Nowhere? Is her resume thin? Or are we missing parts of it? Are those missing parts the parts deleted from Wikipedia? Or the info deleted from the state website? And from other websites?
Lots of info and photos have been scrubbed from the web! Related to the Trophy running mate! Why is that? How does it relate to this woman’s biography or resume? Inquiring minds want to know this. It’s like the dog that didn’t bark. It cries out for explanation!
I don’t care whether this post gets much traffic. Because I’m more concerned about lots and lots of posters digging into this lady’s political past. And fast!!! I’m more concerned that people have been side tracked by her family secrets rather than the mystery of why a Trophy Running Mate is being foisted onto the American public. Frankly, it’s like giving us the finger, folks! And if you’re a woman, as I am, it’s insulting to have a Trophy female, rather than someone with a long list of accomplishments, slated for an office which so far exceeds her experience or her political skill, that the whole world is a risk should John McCain be incapacitated.
Leave it to the Inquirer to find the family secrets.
But find every fact related to this lady. Facts. Not theories. And publish. Give links. Critique. You have your mission.
(cross posted at Kos)