I'm going to say it: John McCain is an old man, much like I will be in twenty-five years. She will be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, with only slightly less experience than George Bush had. She loves guns and the death penalty, hates gays and abortions, and finds polar bears inconvenient. She sued the federal government because the Endangered Species Act prevents oil companies from pursuing their God-given right to pump as much oil out of the ground, and all because of the f$%king polar bears.
So why did they pick her? She's certainly more acceptable to the pro-life contingent. Those Hillary supporters who were supporting Hils just because she's a woman (again, how very, well, female of them) now have someone to rally behind. Someone whose policies (like Sen. McCain's) are 180 degrees off Hillary's positions. But you know, positions - who listens to that? That's just like trying to learn math or something - much too hard. So, for those of you feminist types out there, considering voting for McCain because he picked a (dare I say it) girl to run beside him, you're being irrational, hysterical even. Or, well... dumb as a stump.
Do I feel like the choice of a female running mate (after Sen. Obama notably passed over Hillary for Joe Biden) is a cynical move on the part of the Repugs? Something to energize the ticket in a simplistic and shallow way without any real redeeming consequences?