Unfortunately for us, they're good at what they do. Fortunately, they are also short-sighted.

Article published on Sept. 15, 2008
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Article published on Sept. 15, 2008
The RNC was an absolute mess locally. Riot police used tear gas in multiple locations (and the stuff, stinks, I promise you), there were almost a thousand arrests, and terrorism charges are being filed. The streets were filled with angry protesters every day for a week. The leader of the party, as well as his corporate minder Dick Cheney, were afraid to show up.
They refused to allow Ron Paul, the one member of their party with fresh ideas and support among youth, to have a seat at the convention; he rented a venue in the suburbs and had his own convention.

But nobody is talking about it! You have to give the Republicans credit; they have mastered the fine art of the bait-and-switch. They are in the middle of the most unpopular political convention since 1968, so what do they do? They throw out this wacky VP pick that no one has heard of, Sarah Palin, and all of the sudden everyone is scrambling to catch up and figure out what is going on, Barack Obama is running against Sarah Palin, John McCain is laughing his ass off, and Joe Biden is standing there waving his arms and yelling, “hey, look over here, pay attention to meeeeee....”

It's been a couple weeks since the pick, and now the media and the campaigns are starting to catch up. We're learning more and more about her every day, and every time she opens her mouth I want to cringe. I'll do my best to give a good VP overview in the next few weeks, in my own effort to understand WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON, HERE. By all accounts, she is an absolute catastrophe. She has almost no record, and the record she does have is either disturbing or contrary to the positions she is taking now.

And now...Barack Obama's lead has shrunk considerably. Well played, GOP (Grand Old Party = the Republicans). But keep in mind, McCain is going to have to match her up against Joe Biden in a debate in about two weeks, and Joe is pretty good at that sort of thing. Obama's no slouch, either, and McCain is going up against him in about a week and a half. The GOP is having their fun now; I just hope they feel the debate hangover in a couple of weeks.