Obama's speech, McCain picks Sarah Palin
Mood: curious
Music: Obama speech
Posted on 2008-08-29 09:57:00
Tags: politics
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Obama's speech was pretty amazing last night - here's part 1 and part 2. A lot of people thought it was going to be very high-falutin' rhetoric but he talked about a lot of concrete things mixed in there. Even Pat Buchanan loved it! Edit: better link to Obama speech

McCain just announced he picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin as VP. She's young and pretty which has me a little worried, but she's very inexperienced (elected as governor in 2006) and apparently has a scandal about firing a state trooper (although her wikipedia page notes her as leading some anti-corruption efforts). Plus, she's a woman, which means McCain can legitimately claim to be running an "historic campaign". So I dunno. kos thinks it was a choice made in desperation. I reeeeeally wish it had been Romney :-) Edit: more information about Palin's scandal

On a more personal note, I've been pretty crabby this week for no particular reason I can think of. I don't like being that way, so I'm gonna put more effort into being upbeat and cheerful and all that. My apologies to those who had to put up with me (mostly djedi and quijax).

I'll be out of town this weekend - everyone have a nice Labor Day!


Comment from wonderjess:

Obama is also young and pretty. And while Palin's not the first female vice presidential nominee, she is the first Alaskan. :)

Comment from gregstoll:

He is! Last week's Newsweek had the cutest pictures of him as a kid... :-)

Comment from djedi:

and the first runner-up Miss Alaska to be nominated.

And I hear she has some foreign policy experience because Alaska's so close to Russia.

Comment from wonderjess:

Why does everyone forget about Canada?

Comment from djedi:

Actually, that was my question too! I think it's because Canada doesn't count.

Comment from gregstoll:

Don't forget: her plane made a refueling stop in Ireland!

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