Senior aides to Sen. John McCain tell reporters his flakey running mate is "a whack job."
A couple of days earlier, those same aides called her "a diva."
And a couple of days earlier, they said she had "gone rogue."
Ah, you gotta love the smell of death on a political morning. With less than a week to go, the flies and buzzards are already gathering around the dying campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
I worked in Republican politics long enough to know the symptoms. The smell of death has descended on the Republican National Committee and the finger pointing has started. When the debacle masquerading as the 2008 Presidential campaign is finally put out of the nation’s misery the post mortems will point to two failed, brain-dead candidates for the two highest offices in the land: John McCain, whose brain succumbed to Alzheimers too long ago, and Sarah Palin, whose sub-level IQ may qualify her as a frat party favor but little else.
McCain and Palin will probably take a lot of Republicans down with them and seldom in the history of politics has a national political organization deserved it more.
If voters eviscerate the GOP on Election Day, it will be a mercy killing. The stinking, rotting corpse that once was the Republican Party is nothing more than toxic waste. It will be easier to clean up a Superfund site than the mess left behind by the party of the elephant.
The party with the "whack job" vice presidential candidate is, in fact, a gang of whack jobs. After eight years of dismantling the Constitution and burying rights under political excess, Republicans compounded their insanity by putting their hopes on John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Whack jobs? You betcha. Republicans have been whacking off for too long under a lust for power and control.
They should have remembered the old wives tale about what happens if you whack off too much.
You go blind.
And they did.
(Writer’s note: The photo above was a Photoshopped image circulated around the Internet shortly after Sarah Palin was named as McCain’s running mate. The photo is a fake. But so is Palin.)