Thursday, March 13, 2008

Democrat Dream Ticket

Camille Paglia, feminist writer for Salon.com, makes a compelling case that Hillary is toast (my words, not hers). She touches many areas in this column, including knocking Rush Limbaugh's appeal to his listeners to cross over and vote for Hillary to prolong her beating. Vote tampering, she calls it. I almost blew coffee out of my nose for laughter when she wrote about the 3 a.m. phone call ad, where she makes this observation:
If it's 3 a.m., why is the male-seeming mother fully dressed as she comes in to check on her sleeping children? Is she a bar crawler or insomniac? An obsessive-compulsive housecleaner, like Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"? And why is Hillary sitting at her desk in full drag and jewelry at that ungodly hour? A president should not be a monomaniac incapable of rest and perched on guard all night like Poe's baleful raven.

What hillarious imagery Paglia paints! I also happen to agree with her observation that a Hillary/Obama or Obama/Hillary ticket is not the dream ticket for Democrats that many have espoused it to be. As she points out, a VP candidate should be someone who fills the vast void of the other's weakness on military and national security issues. Like Renee Zellweger to Cruise in the movie "Jerry Maguire". "You complete me." Can Hillary and Obama say this to each other?

As Mitt Romney so eloquently stated, Listening to Obama and Clinton discuss their national security credentials is akin to “listening to two chihuahuas argue about which is the biggest dog,” and McCain is the "big dog".

Let me just think out loud here for a second... So Obama will get the nomination. Who should he select as his running mate? Geraldine Ferraro stated the obvious with her comments that Obama wouldn't be where he is if it weren't for the fact that he is black. Isn't he only half black? Hey, maybe that explains Obama's sudden rise from virtual obscurity (and zero experience) to the lead. Maybe folks are thinking to themselves..."Obama is black and it would make me a good person if I voted for him because of this, but he is really only half black, which makes him much more palatable then, say - Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. It would mean that our democrat party really is progressive and anti-discriminatory, but since he is of mixed race it hedges our bet."

If this is true and a person of mixed race needs to break the race barrier, then wouldn't we need a halfway measure before we ever elect the first woman as president? Someone that was called a woman, but really wasn't feminine entirely? Someone who wears makeup and a fancy hairdo, wears dresses, but has a penis? In other words, would the country find it more palatable to elect a transvestite in an interrum step?

If so, then Obama's VP selection becomes obvious. Nancy Pelosi.

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