Announcing Palin: Freakin’ Brilliant

We were finished with school early enough for me to catch the important parts of McCain’s rally in Ohio today. When I turned Fox New on this morning, they were speculating that Sarah Palin would be the VP pick. By the time I started watching after school was done, they were saying that McCain had confirmed that pick from backstage.

Now, here’s the interesting part. They were also reporting that Obama had already come out with harsh criticism for Sarah Palin. And why is that so interesting?

Well, if you watched the Democratic convention last night, you probably saw this ad, congratulating Obama and noting how appropriate it was that his official nomination came on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech:


Obama’s criticism of Palin was being broadcast before she was officially announced as the Vice Presidential running mate. When McCain took the podium and began his introduction, he made a great observation. He noted how appropriate it is that Palin was being announced as the VP pick this week, during the celebration of women’s suffrage (What? You didn’t know that August 26th is Women’s Equality Day? For shame!).

It looks like McCain is a little more aware of anniversaries and important events than Mr. Obama. And, while he took advantage of one event to look classy and praise Obama’s accomplishment, well, Obama walks away from today looking like a real donkey’s rear end.

As McCain pointed out the link between today’s events and this week’s anniversary of the women’s right to vote, I actually started to tear up a bit.

But I’m not going to tell you if it was because I was so moved, or because I was laughing so hard at just how well he played Obama.



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