The Democrats are running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They are desperately grasping for anything to discredit McCain's brilliant selection of Sarah Palin. Get a load of what Jonathan Alter, a 'journalist' who is essentially a mouthpice for the Democrats has to say:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's debut in Dayton on Friday was good political theater. She delivered a pitch-perfect speech (presumably written by McCain's ghost writer, Mark Salter) with a panache that suggests she could be a natural on the national stage.
Jonathan, can you name one politician, Democrat or Republican, who doesn't use speechwriters? Only when its McCain's running mate are they referred to as a 'ghost writer'.
"What is it exactly that the vice president does all day?" Palin offhandedly asked CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow in July. Kudlow explained that the job has become more important in recent years. Palin knows the energy crisis well, even if her claim on "Charlie Rose" that Alaska's untapped resources can significantly ease it is unsupported by the facts. But what does she know about Iranian nukes, health care or the future of entitlement programs? And that's just a few of the 20 or so national issues on which she will be expected to show basic competence. The McCain camp will have to either let her wing it based on a few briefing memos (highly risky) or prevent her from taking questions from reporters (a confession that she's unprepared). Either way, she's going to belly-flop at a time when McCain can least afford it.
You think she's going to bellyflop, eh Jonathan? Please go ahead and think that. Misunderestimate her as far as you can. Ask Michael Moore to make a movie about her.