Back in June, I wrote that “Palin may be McCain’s best bet for VP.”
This is a bold, risky pick.
The up sides are that she is likable, solidly conservative, a woman who can peel off female voters, and and will add excitement to the ticket. It’s also a huge surprise that will crowd out the Obama speech coverage, and represents “change.”
The downsides are whether she’s ready, whether her relative inexperience will undermine McCain’s case against Obama. Also, recently she’s been embroiled in a controversy over whether she used her position as governor to fire a state trooper who was in a messy divorce with her sister.
Either way, this roll out was played brilliantly.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?