Friday, August 29, 2008

What we know

So what do we now know about Sarah Palin, who the London Times calls a “gun-toting beauty queen”?

We know she’s a woman, which probably accounts for a Reuters photographer’s choice to take this particular picture.

We know she is congenial.

We know she hates polar bears and loves Pat Buchanan.

We know she was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it.

We know from Troopergate that she is not only vindictive and willing to abuse her power but, even more unforgivably, to do so stupidly, because it was inevitable that it would come out.

We know that John McCain is so old that just one overly vigorous handshake could kill him.

We know she believes creationism should be taught in schools (too bad her nomination was announced in Dayton, Ohio rather than Dayton, Tennessee) (oh, look it up).

We know her husband competes in snow machine races.

We know her kids have funny names.

We know that John McCain only met her once before this week. You would hope he wouldn’t pick a secretary of transportation this carelessly, much less a veep.

We know that in the next few weeks we’re going to hear the word “mooseburger” more than we ever thought possible.

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