Friday, October 29, 2010

Sarah Palin Never Backs Down

She went ahead and more or less re-endorsed Alaska's Joe Miller for Senate, lauding his military service, even though he's beenrecent, uncontested ethics charges on his record:

"It was the first time Ms. Palin had appeared at a campaign rally with Mr. Miller and it followed a string of damaging developments for the candidate. Personnel records released this week under court order showed that Mr. Miller had been disciplined in 2008 for using government computers for political purposes, and then lying about it, when he worked as a part-time lawyer for the Fairbanks North Star Borough."


Palin's backing of Miller and Christine O'Donnell is just more evidence of her own ill fitness for high office. Which, in turn, is proof that America was right to reject John McCain in 2008. She's his legacy to American politics.

3 comments:

brendancalling said...

as booman tribune put it a few weeks ago, George W. Bush weaponized the stupid, and McCain deployed it.

I honestly don't know if our democracy can withstand empowered stupid people who think they're smart.

emawkc said...

C'mon. While I agree that using govt computers for campaign purposes is far more egregious than ordering a hit on a US citizen, the ethics violations described in the quoted text are pretty minor compared with much of what we hear about.

If endorsing candidates who have questionable ethics makes someone unfit for office, then most of your own party should be thrown out. Apply your criteria fairly, and you probably should write a similar post about Mr. Obama.

Joel said...

" While I agree that using govt computers for campaign purposes is far more egregious than ordering a hit on a US citizen,"

Wait. What? What the heck did I say that leads to that comment?

"If endorsing candidates who have questionable ethics makes someone unfit for office, then most of your own party should be thrown out. Apply your criteria fairly, and you probably should write a similar post about Mr. Obama."

Maybe. But I was writing about Palin this time.