...With news of Senator's McCain's Vice-Presidential pick. It's a wise move.
Will it get me to vote for him? I don't know. Still doing my homework -- and it's not like the V.P. can actually do anything.
Still, that's one hell of a good label to put on the box of soap flakes* and the implied promise it holds for the future is appealing. Not 'cos she's, you know, a gurrrl, but because she's got decent small-gov cred, she shoots, and she appears to actually be of some worth as a person. All very good things. Wonderful traits in a candidate for Federal office!
...Alas, she's ridin' second to a man who thinks the First Amendment is something to toss if it gets in the way of his own personal idea of "clean government." People are apt to pick up their boss's habits. This is something of a minus.
What about the threat posed by the other guy? Look, if I find myself fixin' to vote against, I'll vote third-party for sure rather than settle for half an oaf because of fear.
Still...McCain-Palin. I dunno; it does have a bit of a ring to it. It's brought a real wave of relief and joy to the gun-blogosphere and that counts for quite a bit all by itself!
Update: some Lefty commentators have remarked on Ms. Palin as "Governor of a tiny state." Let's assume they're countin' snotty noses rather than area (since nobody, not even a Democrat, could be so stupid as to call our physically largest State "tiny," right?) and do the math, shall we?
Gov. Palin's Alaska, 2006 pop. per the Feds, 670,053. Senator Biden's Delaware, same source, 853,476. But wait, there's more: two Senators per state, so if we take the easy way out, Uncle Joe's got 426,738 Delawary
* Every product is soap flakes. You change the artwork on the box, write "New, Improved" on it, jack the price up, downsize the contents by 10% and start a new ad campaign. This has nothing at all -- zlich! -- to do with the quality of the soap.