Sunday, November 16, 2008

On the other hand

...Republican voters nationwide think Sarah is the cat's meow.

Over at the Washington Monthly, Steve Benen is quoting a new Rasmussen poll that indicates some 90% have a favorable view of her, and 75% think she HELPED rather than hurt the McCain Presidential run. About 70% believe that she should be the frontrunner for 2012.

The Republican Party bills itself as the party that despises government. That must be why they put forth the most verbally challenged, incurious and rigid people in the country as candidates to run it. Their motto has truly become, "we don't know, we don't care, and we're damn proud of it!"

What a comedown for the party that gave us the likes of Wendell Wilkie, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerry Ford and even Ronald Reagan, if you consider his insistence that Mikhail Gorbachev was someone with whom he could come to some important agreements. I wonder if there's anyone out there who can resurrect the party as an institution with some tolerance for rationality, ideas and maybe even basic competence...


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

It's weird, what's happened with the Church jack kennedy's time, it bent over backwards not to give any hint that it would ever interfere in politics. today, we've got bishops cancelling the appearance of US Senators at catholic high school commencements because of their support of "killing babies," and priests getting behind the ban on gay marriage, really getting out there in terms of right-wing political involvement. It's not okay, of course, to be involved even in a mainstream way, on the left...pope john paul II made the liberal massachusetts congressman Fr. Robert Drinan resign.
suffice it to say that the church has had some pretty questionable priorities in recent years.

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