I go from hot to cool on the Palin nomination, right now I'm a blazing hot.
During the vetting process, one of McCain's advisers allegedly gave her a warning about the media attacks coming which prompted this exchange....
"You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?"
The one thing that is frequently overlooked in her biography is the total lack of "play along to get along" game. It tells me that she's more about principle than resume.
She could have climbed up the macho ladder of Alaskan GOP politics by playing the game of winks and nods that has made Alaskan GOP politics the corrupt machine that it is today.
But she didn't.
Each and every step of her political rise has been due to actually doing something. Namely, getting rid of the stench of political "business as usual".
No wonder she has an 80% approval rating. The voters get that.
The previous Newt video really says it all. Has their been one time in either Biden's or Obama's careers where they put their political aspirations on the line, bucked the party machinery and stepped up for principle on an issue?
I'm always saying that I think the person most qualified for the job of President is the person who least wants it. The person who believes they are called to take on all the crap. The person who, when they chose colleges and jobs, didn't do it with their eye on their political "viability".
When Sarah Palin went to the University of Idaho, took her job as a sports broadcaster, and became a city council member, I don't think she had designs on working up her resume to be a VP candidate.
Contrast this to Joe Biden, who's spent the better part of 36 years longing to be president one day and who still lives in the delusion that he would be president if "he had hair".