Thursday, October 2, 2008

Palin Looks A Bit Pythonesque

It seems that Sarah Palin, the gun-toting, Alaskan Governor, tasked with backing up Republican presidential nominee John McCain really is just like the rest of us.
She has been outspoken about the Federal Courts in America.
She has cited Roe vs Wade, a bill that allowed abortion up to 12 weeks in the States but came a cropper on a US TV show when the 'Pro-Lifer' and committed Christian was asked to cite other decisions she disagreed with.
Some Pythonesque prevarication was followed by a touch of bemusement from the questioner, Katie Couric.
Check out the links for some more comment on this but you'll be hard-pressed to find a lot of support for Mrs Palin, whose 17-year-old daughter was recently exposed as being pregnant prior to marriage, much to the embarrassed teeth-gnashing of the Christian Right of her party.

This latest incident shows up the US political system at its best - exposing every statement made in infinite detail, before the hyperbole is put aside and the real debate is conducted at the ballot box next month.
Talking of the ballot box, and the historic problems that it seems to have caused our transatlantic cousins over the years, check out the hilarious Simpson's video due to be aired two days before election night. Ed. Now been blocked by 20th Century Fox. Looks like we'll have to wait until the election to see it now.

Also, check out the comments on it on one of the US's many anti-Liberal blogs. Decide for yourself what you think.
Overall, Miss Palin's lack of preparation, and vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden's performance may turn out to be more critical than the debates of Obama and McCain.
We watch with interest.

1 comment:

Liam Sheasby said...

Unfortunately the link to The Simpsons video is a dead video link on the site now, but it's still on youtube.

I'm inclined to agree about the vice-presidency battle being perhaps bigger. Palin is a "normal person" figure, but Biden is the experience balancing out Obama. A tight call.