Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thanks to John McCain: Alaskans

It just occurred to me that the people of Alaska should really be grateful to John McCain for saving them from Sarah Palin. By thrusting her into the national limelight (probably one of the most irresponsible political acts this side of the 2003 Iraq invasion) he raised her profile and afforded her the opportunity to abandon the project of ruining Alaska in order to cash in on her newfound celebrity. The more we learn about her, the more nightmarish it becomes to imagine how much carnage she could have wrought in Alaska.

I still have faith, which I hope is not misplaced, that a plurality of Americans (real Americans) will never elect her to anything. She's punched her ticket as a former half-term governor and that's a great resume for Republicans and nativists. How it plays out for them is their problem. The Alaskan people (and moose) have been spared.

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