With the election over and new revelations about the excesses of Republican vice presidential joke Sarah Palin emerging daily, we learn more and more about the incredibly dysfunctional Presidential campaign of John McCain.
When compared to Palin, Dan Quayle becomes a mental giant. Spiro Agnew emerges as a paragon of virtue. Dick Cheney is a laid-back moderate.
In a realistic world, this flake from Wasilla would return to Alaska and fade into well-deserved political obscurity. But realism has little to do with politics and, unfortunately, Palin will be back.
Why? Who ever thought Sarah Palin should be a seriously considered for national office? What drugs are they taking at the Republican National Committee? Were idiots running the McCain campaign? Sure looks that way.
In recent days, we’ve learned:
- Palin spent far more than $150,000 in campaign funds for a wardrobe not only for herself but also to outfit her husband and children;
- At the Republican National Convention, she greeted McCain’s chief strategists wearing only a towel after apparently emerging from the shower;
- She showed up in Arizona on election night wanting to deliver her own concession speech;
- The launched her attacks on Obama for his association with former Weatherman William Ayers without clearing it with the McCain campaign;
- She rejected prep for her interview with CBS news anchor Katie Couric and then turned into an embarrassment for the McCain campaign;
- She didn’t know Africa was a continent – she thought it was a country;
- She couldn’t name the three countries involved in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA);
- McCain aides had to use a map to explain the Middle-East crisis because Palin didn’t know the names or locations of the countries.
More details emerge daily about Palin’s stupidity, her excesses and her “oh gosh” clueless personality. Yet many rabid right-wing Republicans consider her the future of their party.