The winner of Sen. McCain’s Veepstakes is none other than Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. Do I know how to call them or what?
OK, OK. You got me. The only time I actually mentioned anything about Palin on my blog was when I declared her the winner in my “Hottest Female Politician” contest. But I called this move a while ago. In fact, just last week I made a bet with a friend that McCain was gonna roll with Palin if Obama overlooked Hillary. Cha-ching!
This was a brilliant move by the McCain camp. For one, Palin’s inexperience won’t come into play with the conservative base; since inexperience only seems to matter when you’re name is Obama. But above all of that, Palin has a strict conservative platform that would make Newt Gingrich jealous.
Oh…and she’s also a white female.
Though Palin and Clinton are politically as far away from each other as east is to west, Hillary supporters are probably salivating now. I guess the whole “glass ceiling” thing can only apply to white females. They’d rather support a white female who is rolling with a man with completely opposite ideals than to support the guy who has most of their same deals who, incidentally is now being supported by their champion as well (I won’t even get into how they seemingly ignore the McKinney/Clemente ticket). While I’d like to join others and believe that Hillary’s speech has convinced most of her supporters to join team Obama/Biden, I’m not stupid. I know better.
Very smart move, Sen. McCain.
I’ll comment on this more when I have time. Very busy day. But y’all can go ‘head and do your thing!