Two quick hits:
First, courtesy of Cass Sunstein on the New Republic’s blog site, here’s a quote from an interview of Gov. Palin published this Friday, the day her selection as Sen. McCain’s running mate was announced, on the “conservative” Newsmax site:
What is your take on global warming and how is it affecting our country?
A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
As Sunstein points out, her position that global warming is not caused by human activity contradicts both Sen. McCain and the EPA.
Next driving home from vacation this afternoon, I had a chance to hear America’s favorite bitter dead-ender and self-agrandizer, Geraldine Ferraro, speak, on the occasion of Gov. Palin’s selection. First, she once again stated that the reason Obama beat Clinton was because he’s black — all the blacks registered, she said, and then 95% of them voted for him. Yup, it must be just because he’s black. It was the same thing with Shirley Chisholm, Doug Wilder, Jesse Jackson, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton — an overwhelming black vote got them nominated, and then they lost in the general election. No?
Next, and even more egregiously, she wouldn’t say who she will vote for. Instead, she said that she’d “make up her mind in the voting booth.” What a crock. Is she going to bring her magic eight ball in with her to help her decide? It is very sad to see a woman who could have been a respected party elder (mostly due to happenstance and not to any real accomplishment or intellectual heft on her part, but still) using her last 15 minutes in the spotlight to indulge in personal pique. Every Democrat should shun her. Here’s a link to the interview, if you must hear for yourself.