Panic?

Too, too funny. Rahm Emanuel has gone on the attack over the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate:

After trying to make experience the issue of this campaign, John McCain celebrated his 72nd birthday by appointing a former small town mayor and brand new Governor as his Vice Presidential nominee. Is this really who the Republican Party wants to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency? Given Sarah Palin's lack of experience on every front and on nearly every issue, this Vice Presidential pick doesn't show judgement: it shows political panic.

Actually the panic shoe is on the other foot, I suspect. Jim Lindgren at Volokh has some news that should be causing panic in Obamaland.

You would not believe how the Sarah Palin pick is playing out at the Hillary Clinton Forum (tip to a VC commenter). In order, these are all the posts on the first (and only) page I've looked at (page 8 of the Palin thread; this link may not point to exactly the same posts). I cut out headers and footers only.

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Wow, Thanks so much to this Sarah Palin who never forgot us. She is a fighter. She paid her respects to our Hillary and Geraldine . They now no more think women in this country are 2nd class. You go girl and thank you for a refreshing pick Sen. McCain.

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i wish i could see the look on obamas face when he heard this vp pick

Or Michelles. "Why'd he go and do that!"

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I am going over to John McCain's website and thank her for acknowledging the glass ceiling and our struggles. She needs to know that there are LOTS of us behind her fight.

Obama is in real trouble.

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3 Responses to Panic?

  1. I’m not sure that Forum Lindgren links to is all that meaningful, given the scales involved. Full discussion is here, but suffice it to say there’s little reason for Dems to be quaking in their boots about hordes of renegade HRC bitter-enders.

  2. martian says:

    I would say that, more than the Hillary supporters, the choice of Palin is going to play heavily in the ranks of the undecided voters. When she starts giving campaign speeches and appearances she is going to make the whole Democratic ticket look second class.

  3. martian says:

    Oh, and as for Rahm Emanuel’s little screed, I’d keep my mouth shut if I were him. Palin has more real time experience as a leader than Obama has. If he’s going to claim she’s not ready to be VP, what does that say about his support for Obama for POTUS? Hypocrisy reigns supreme in the Democratic Party.

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