I fear the giving mankind a dependence on anything for support in age or sickness, besides industry and frugality during youth and health, tends to flatter our natural indolence, to encourage idleness and prodigality, and thereby to promote and increase poverty, the very evil it was intended to cure.
Sometimes I look at- or hear about the Dems’ token, Kamala Harris, and see the Joker. Specifically, I see Harris as Heath Ledger’s more street thuggish Joker in Jack Nicholson “Whiteface.”
Now, normally I wouldn’t really care that much because the office of Vice President serves little function and presents an equally little risk in the vast majority of cases. Hence, I wouldn’t be so serious. But Creepy Uncle Joe’s dementia-ridden mind is already softening and it’s likely to go full-on spongiform mush before too long and those running the Democrats know that and have probably planned this so that Harris can take over as POTUS without actually have been elected to the office.
With Biden make gender and race the paired primary “qualifications” for being his 2020 running mate, the Lamestream Media’s charting the duskiness of potential picks is actually less bias than just following along with the Gaffemaster’s own promise.
But hey! It’s not as if Biden couldn’t use a Magic Negress to keep him grounded and under control, and a strong, wise “mammy” might just be the best choice – though the Quaker Oats Company and their parent company, PepsiCo would probably disagree.
In any event and no matter which one his handlers pick for him, Biden’s VP choice in the 2020 elections will be the perfect and most perfectly visible token of what the Democrat party is now.
At least we know Biden won’t pick Hillary as his running mate. He may be a bit crazy and more than a little senile, but he does want to survive his possible term as POTUS without “suiciding” or have “an odd accident.” 😉
Sen. John McCain really needs to step up and announce his choice for Vice President and running mate. Politically speaking this is the absolutely best time to make the announcement, directly in the middle of the Democratic national Convention.
At least as important as when McCain should announce his running mate is who he should announce as being that person. The odds on bet seems to be Sen. Joe Lieberman (CN), but he seems a poor choice.
Personally I think McCain should choose Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) as is Vice President. From a purely political standpoint she could draw off more of the Clinton supporters and other women than any male candidate could.
That’s far from the whole of her appeal though. Gov. Palin would bring a lot to the campaign and to McCain’s Presidency:
She must know how to fight a campaign. She’s Alaska’s first female Governor and its youngest Governor. She was elected by first defeating the incumbent Republican governor in the Republican primary, then a former Democratic Alaskan Governor in the general election.
Palin would reinforce McCain’s stance against earmarks and pork-barrel spending. During her tenure as Governor she managed a successful push for an ethics bill, crippling pork-barrel projects supported by fellow Republicans.
She is strongly pro-life and belongs to Feminists for Life of America, the largest and most visible pro-life feminist organization in America. Palin and Feminists for Life of America believe in “systematically eliminating the root causes that drive women to abortion — primarily lack of practical resources and support — through holistic, woman-centered solutions.” Gov. Palin recently gave birth to her fifth child — who she knew would have Down syndrome.
Palin opposes same-sex marriage but used her very first veto as Governor of Alaska on legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to gay state employees and their partners. In effect, her veto granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples.
She is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a life time member of the National Rifle Association.
Palin seems to have a balanced approached to US energy policy. She believes in increasing domestic oil and natural gas drilling, but in April 2007, she announced plans to create a new sub-cabinet, to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Alaska. In 2003, as Ethics Commissioner on the state’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, she risked her political career by resigning her position in protest of ethical misconduct within the state’s Republican leadership as well as then-Gov. Frank Murkowski’s acceptance of that corruption.
She has gone into the war zone! In July, Palin went to Kuwait where she visited the Alaska Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry, a unit that is made up of about 575 Alaska men and women. Her eldest child and only son, Track Palin recently enlisted in the US Army and is expecting to be deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan.
Let’s face the truth. Sen. McCain is a crochety old man. Sarah Palin is young, beautiful, and reported to be both sharp and charming – a wonderfully dangerous combination. She holds similar views to McCain on a variety of issues, but approaches them in a more holistic manner except when swift authoritarian action is absolutely required. Can anyone think of a better choice for VP?