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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sullivan: The Recklessness of John McCain

Ok, so I have to admit it. I am little bit in love with Andrew Sullivan. Beyond his dashing bald pate and bearish good looks, he has a razor-sharp wit and an incisive insight into the American electoral process that, unfortunately, can only seem to come from a commentator not of original American birth. His latest piece in the Times Online only makes me more enamored:

What we have learned about John McCain from his selection of Sarah Palin is that he is as impulsive and reckless a decision-maker as George W. Bush...

So last week, McCain picked someone he had only met once before. I repeat: he picked someone he had only met once before. His vetting chief sat Palin down for a face-to-face interview the Wednesday before last. It's very hard to overstate how nutty and irresponsible this is. Would any corporate chieftain pick a number two on those grounds and not be dismissed by his board for recklessness?...

Who does John McCain think he's kidding? And what on earth was he thinking? This was a rash, impulsive, reckless pick. We have no idea where it's headed - and i wouldn't hazard a wild guess what we will have found out about Palin in a week's time. Maybe it will win some votes from evangelicals...

If you thought a president who went to war on flawed intelligence with no plan for the aftermath was reckless, then I have news for you. You haven't seen anything yet. Imagine the kind of decision-making McCain has just demonstrated applied to life-and-death decisions with respect to Iran and Russia.

Yes, you have permission to be afraid.

Read the Whole Article Here


rachel said...

I read today on a blog that Bush/Cheney both like Palin alot. It was the blogger's opinion she is a female GW Bush and that MCcain is actually not Bush 2. What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Do you think that she will really help McCain win? (hope not)
Tie her to Bush/Cheney in that case she is more of the same as they say.

Monitor said...

I read something like that earlier today. In many ways, I think the McCain/Palin ticket is even more fringey/right-wing than even Bush. They scare me.