Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fooling the American people

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice? Maybe shame on the media.

I am astonished that the mainstream media is not serving it's responsibility to the public by giving an accurate assessment of John McCain and his VP pick, Sarah Palin.
Here are two links to local Alaska papers that clearly make the case that Sarah Palin is barely qualified to be Governor, let alone Vice-President for a 73 year old man that has had cancer.

Daily News Miner:\vice-president/

Anchorage Daily News:

I would expect that Reuters, the AP, and the major news outlets (there are only 5 or 6) would have picked up on this sooner. Instead, they wish to continue with the "Maverick" and "Cinderella" storyline because it makes better drama. In addition, the partisan hackery that permeates our news makes it less likely that we are getting any objective opinions.

I don't expect the average voter to do deep vetting of Governor Palin (that was McCain's job). But for those of you that read this, and are concerned about the election and your country, please let your friends know about this dilemma. Let them know:

* Palin is as right-wing as it gets (she supported Pat Buchanan). This may be okay with some, but they should at least know.

* She has nothing in common with the issues that Hillary Clinton fights for.

* John McCain's "maverick" judgment should be called into question for passing over well qualified Republican women and men for Governor Palin.

Yesterday was not a great day for America. It should be a wake-up call that we need to hold our leaders accountable.

Greg Mitchell at the Huffington Post.