I knew Oborg was at it, but thought the campaign was a bit more realistic about that. But noooo!

TIME reports that the Obama canpaign actualy said

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” campaign spokesman Bill Burton said.

I guess the media protection thy got in the primary (against Hillary) made them think it was OK to project his faults on the opponent. It was quite ridiculous when he challenged Clarence Thomas’s lack of qualification (before picking Biden who made it possible), but now he’ll be called out for it.

mcCain campaign responds:

“It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.”

Concludes Halperin

What’s amazing about this statement is not just that it was so stupid but that it was part of a PREPARED statement.

Meanwhile they dispatch trolls on our blogs to try to make the point that Palin’s selection would somehow be an insult to Hillary supporters. BZZZZZT! Wrong! Obama selecting a woman – other than Hillary would have been an insult. Mccain’s pick is vindication.


Hillary shows class in her statement:

“We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain. While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”

while Clyburn finds new ways to insult us and send us voting McCain

“I do believe that McCain has to do something to reshuffle the cards, shake up the establishment, do something unexpected and Governor Palin has all the kinds of things that McCain might see as a way to shake things up. I think [her selection] would be something similar to Dan Quayle. Dan Quayle proved to be sort of an embarrassment as a campaigner. Being thrust on a national stage like that could be very tough. Now Mondale tried to shake things up by going with Geraldine Ferraro.she proved to be a disaster as a running mate. And as a campaigner, she was absolutely awful. And so I just think that it is very risky for McCain to do this, but it may be all he has left.