Now I Know My Wife Doesn’t Like Me October 1, 2008Posted by gordonwatts in politics.
She made me watch the Palin interviews with Couric. Up to now I’d been basically ignoring all the press and interviews – though one can’t help but listen to various blogs and pundits. I am planning on listening to the debate on Thursday evening. But, wow. Short of being nervous getting interviewed by Couric, I’m pretty sure I could have done better and I’m not a McCain supporter! If McCain does manage to win this election I hope, for the good of the country, Palin goes on a crash learning course.
Watching the financial meltdown I’ve seen many of the Republicans in the house who voted no use ideology to justify their votes (“big government is not good”). This knee-jerk reaction rather than willing to do the hard work it takes to understand a problem is what I get afraid of when I hear someone speak the way Palin speaks. Maybe she will be better once she knows what she is talking about? And it really makes me wonder: what was McCain thinking when he put her on the ticket? Was it really just about Clinton and the voters? I can understand that calculus coming into play if you are faced with two nearly equal choices – but overwhelming other basic criteria? No.
Remember, when you watch the debates, keep science in mind! Both from the point of view of how the people there think about it and also how it affects and influences the various programs they talk about.🙂