It's official, there's either gonna be a black guy or a woman in the White House next year.
John McCain announced, some time between when I passed out in a drunken stupor at 3 am last night and just now, that he picked this woman Sarah Palin to be his vice president. Which was a pretty brilliant move, if you think about it.
I mean, obviously McCain was gonna have to do something to stop people from fawning over Barack Obama all day. Personally, I didn't find his speech to be all that impressive (it was certainly well delivered... ha!), and the musical performances leading up to it were downright depressing. But even a hardened hater such as myself couldn't help but be impressed by the sheer number of people they managed to pack into Mile High (Club) Stadium last night.
What they were saying, albeit on MSNBC, was that there's no way the Republicans could even pay enough people to sit in a stadium and watch John McCain's old ass spew his hatred. So they're thinking about going with a more intimate town hall meeting type of setting. And I'm sure they're hoping the convention is interrupted by a hurricane next week, just so they'll have an excuse to look pathetic.
McCain probably would have succeeded in shifting the news cycle today regardless of who he picked. But picking some random broad from Alaska strikes me as a brilliant move for a couple of reasons. First of all, the fact that no one has any idea who this woman is gives it a certain "wtf" factor. I'm watching CNN now, and it's obvious no one there has any more idea who this woman is than I do. As we speak, they've probably got someone in the back furiously checking Wikipedia. (Already, based on a cursory perusal, I see she's married to an Eskimo. Word?)
Also, you have to think that this move was at least motivated in part by the fact that Barack Obama didn't select Hillary Clinton as his running mate, and now a lot of her supporters are wondering how he could be so... aww, let's just say it, uppity. You know that's the word they wanted to use earlier this week when they were all on TV talking about how Obama could have at least paid her the courtesy of giving her a phone call during the VP selection process. The fuck? I know code when I hear it.