I mean, who really gives a rat's ass whether she actually knows anything?:
It was the ultimate setting of expectations -- a political get-out-of-jail-free card should Palin stumble this evening. And it wasn't an isolated incident. Over on Fox News, Chris Wallace was relaying a conversation with a McCain "strategist" in which the metrics for debate success were once again defined in strictly personal terms.
"They say they want to show that she is plain spoken, that she relates to Joe Six-Pack and embrace the contrast her to a smooth-talking Washington insider like Joe Biden," Wallace reported. "I said: 'But what if she does not know some of the answer to something?' They said, 'Look, she should not be embarrassed by that. She should say 'I'm not a Washington insider. I'm going to learn about that but I was a reformer in Alaska and I shook things up.'"
Earlier in the day on Fox News, McCain aide Meg Stapleton was also playing up Palin's "Joe Six-Pack" attributes, even arguing that Palin's "experience as an ordinary American" qualified her to be "one heartbeat away" from the Oval Office... "god forbid.
Yes, these are the "patriotic" Republicans, people are ready to place an ignorant, radical right wing clown in the Oval Office, the well-being of America be damned. Never in my life of following American politics have I seen such ruthless cynicism and such utter disregard for the well-being of our country. John McCain's utter contempt for the rest of America could not possibly be any clearer. And by the way, it doesn't matter if Caribou Barbie manages to get through the debate this evening without completely melting down. If you want to see the real Palin, check this out, if you can stand it--in all honesty, I can't watch all of it:
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THEY CRAM HER HEAD FULL OF SOUND BITES AND ZINGERS AND BUZZ WORDS. SHE STILL HAS NO FREAKING BUSINESS BEING NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE, EXCEPT ON THE VISITORS' TOUR.
I just wanted to be clear.