The Palin Trick: On yet another Republican scam

Palin's Criticism of 'Big Oil': Not Enough Drilling
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/09/04-9

Sarah Palin and Mark Halperin's Complaints of 'Liberal Media'
//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/09/04-6

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The Palin Trick
//www.lewrockwell.com/orig9/panyard2.html

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What’s so Republican about these economics

Reason
by Matt Welch

09/04/08

In all the hubbub of last night’s Sarah Palin coming-out party, the theme of the night — reform — got lost. That was probably just as well for John McCain, since he’s relying so heavily on the Great Man theory of politics, which values above all virtue over messy specifics. But it was also convenient to laud McCain’s ‘real reform’ record without actually mentioning any of McCain’s real reforms, because Republicans tend to hate what few real reforms McCain has made...

//www.reason.com/news/show/128597.html



Sarah Palin: The Xena of the War Party

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

09/05/08

The Palin choice is really all about the internal politics of the GOP, as much as it is about the hubris of McCain’s handlers. With the party led over the cliff by the neocons, whose Iraq adventure has cost them control of Congress and likely the White House, it was necessary to start anew. By reaching back into the party grassroots, and playing the gender card, the neocons could retain control of the GOP instead of being blamed for its demise — and, perhaps, hold on to the White House. It’s a big gamble, because Palin’s unreadiness to be President, in the event of McCain’s untimely demise, is all too apparent. Far from injecting a youthful note into the campaign, Palin’s physical presence next to the Old Man only underscores his advanced age — and the prospect of President Palin staring us in the face. If that doesn’t scare voters, then nothing will...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=13412


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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