Sunday, August 31, 2008

Palin publicity stunt will be short-lived


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I agree with the thoughts of Dave Winer on the nomination of Palin by McCain:
"It's a PR stunt designed to draw attention from the press away from Obama. It will do that, but not for very long. Obama is a fantastic organizer. They will get the votes, and gimmicks won't convince very many people to vote Republican even if it does fuel punditry and political blogging. But even the pundits will decide at some point, finally, that this country needs leadership more than gimmicks. She's not a serious candidate for vice-president. Choosing a president is a serious thing. That's the only point the Democrats have to make to dispose of this."
And to add to this, I think there's something unsettling about choosing someone from Alaska, a palce rich in natural resources, at a time the country needs them. It seems like it could be the start of something nasty.

2 comments:

Douglas Lorah said...

I think what you may reaching for is something in tune with Reagan once saying about the Sequoia Trees in California and the logging industry. "Once you've seen one, you've seen them all."

Anonymous said...

Google "Alaska Pipeline" and see what pops up.