she might just turn me over to the dark side…

…well, as far as the US elections go, it’s pretty clear that it stopped being about the issues and is now about the personalities.  One of these is McCain’s surprising (as of last week) choice for a VP: Sarah Palin.  (That’s pey-lin)

Figure 1.0 The “Kiss of Death”
Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people. Politics isn’t just a game of clashing parties and competing interests.The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good and to leave this nation better than we found it.

-Sarah Palin,
Acceptance Speech at the RNC, 09032008

After watching her acceptance speech at the RNC, it’s pretty clear that she’s a seasoned politician — if it made the RNC cheer for her, line, after line, after line, about how great things will be, all the while bashing the high points of Obama, referred to as “the/our opponent,” with great timing, if I might add — then she probably knows what she’s doing.

I’m just a boy, I go ga-ga for women, and yeah, I’m crushing on the lovely Governor because she sort of makes me think that’s how Tina Fey’s gonna look decades from now.  (Read: still awesome)

But I wouldn’t vote for her just yet — in choosing the right person for the job, as in any job interview, you have to know the applicant’s experience, (will it benefit you for the position that person is applying for?) history, and qualifications.  Just because we get flashed with those beautiful teeth, and pictures of flying kisses, doesn’t necessarily mean we’d take that person in, no questions asked.

I would say though, that she did a very good job in her speech.  (Youtube clips after the jump!)  Will I turn over to the dark side for her?  Not just yet.  

P.S. The green party’s under-represented.

[Image from here]


2 Responses to “she might just turn me over to the dark side…”

  1. September 7, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Sad to say but many voters cast their vote based more on a candidates personally than there stance on issues.

    Lets not forget a president and vice president really have little ability to accomplish any domestic issues. They can not make law nor can they introduce legislation. This is the domain of the Senate and Congress.

  2. 2 paolo.
    September 7, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Yeah. Most voters aren’t unaligned — they’re uninformed.

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