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I Don't Know, But Alaska (updated. twice.)

John McCain is the worst actor in American politics. It's one of the things I like about him.

I just watched his introduction of his new running mate, Sarah (WTF?) Palin, governor of the Canadian province of Alaska. One of two things is possible: either McCain is suffering from a hemorrhoid flare-up, or this choice was rammed down his throat. Watch him standing next to her as she speaks. Tell me he's a happy camper.

I'm not getting this. I don't know anything about Ms. Palin, but watching them together, listening to her speak, I'm just not getting it. Do they really think she'll bring in Democratic women? Why? Because she's a woman?

I could be totally wrong. But my first instinct is that this feels like a mistake.

Update: Yeah I screwed up the video the first time. Hope this works.
Update 2: Okay, still not not the right tape. If this still doesn't work, screw it, go find your own tape.

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“I Don't Know, But Alaska (updated. twice.)”

  1. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    No, you're reading his body language wrong. He's attracted to her and knows that he can't ever, ever have her. That's where the awkwardness comes from. My evidence? He checks out her boobs for a full twelve seconds from 10:35-10:47. Right in front of her husband, too, the scamp.

    Seriously, I think the stiffness you observe is part of his old war injury; he can't move his arms as fluidly as someone else could.

  2. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    I have to admit, Palin does have that kind of Laura Bush demure-on-the-surface-but-wild-after-a-few-margaritas thing going on.