So done with McCain.
He was supposed to be the Herald of a different tone coming to DC and Governor Palin was symbolic of that difference. His honorable military service was supposed to be emblematic of his fidelity to this country. But he couldn't even cover the six of his second-in-command for the non-shooting war--the 2008 presidential campaign. Here's what he said about the Palin "leaks" on the Jay Leno show last night: "These things happen."
Would it kill you, Senator, to at least denounce the childish gossip put forth by sources too cowardly to be named, too feckless to face a frontal rebuttal of their assertions?
Funny. George W. Bush spent a few years in the Texas Air National Guard and McCain spent 20+ years in the active duty Navy (counting the USNA) but Bush seems to know more about leadership, loyalty and protecting his subordinates than McCain ever learned, the Faith of his Fathers notwithstanding.
Thanks for nothing, GOP.
(Thanks to Hot Air)
By either 1) allowing his people to tear her down and do nothing to stop it or 2) encouraging her demise because it gives his failed campaign a scapegoat, he demonstrates either an incredible lack of discipline and leadership or a huge deficit of character. In short, this episode confirms the conservatives’ initial reservations about him.Just sayin'.
NOT REALLY OFF TOPIC: For those of you who have daughters, make sure your girl is involved in some sort of team-based organization like softball or soccer or girl scouts--some entity in which your girl must be part of the team; someplace where she must co-exist, interact, work together with others, be lead and, eventually, lead. Why? Because your girl will be a woman someday and women need to understand things like interdependence, teamwork and loyalty. Your son-in-law will thank you and your girl willl most likely pick the type of man who would do so.
Why am I saying this? I have found that several women don't get what is so bad about McCain's actions in this matter and think that I'm asking for some form of male chivalry from him toward Palin. Too many women don't get the special relationship between the leader and the subordinate. (Trust me, I was well into my Air Force career before I got it.)
Too many women don't get the evil--yes evil--of faithlessness.