September 5, 2008

A Convention that Sparked the GOP


I don't usually turn to Time magazine for a good story on the GOP, but this one is different.

Though dotted with typically inaccurate views of conservatives, it's still worth the read.

6 comments:

draco said...

Hey I have a question for you. How much respect do you give Karl Rove? What's your opinion of his opinion? It's not off-topic; I just trying to make a case to you.

page13 said...

I like how he analyzes politics. Is there a specific opinion of his you want mine on?

draco said...

This one:

""[Kaine] was mayor of the 105th largest city in America," Rove said. "And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, it's smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa, or Gilbert, Arizona; North Las Vegas, or Henderson, Nevada. It's not a big town...
So if he were to pick Governor Kaine it would be an intensely political pick where he said 'You know what? I'm really not first and foremost concerned with is this person capable of being President of the United States...'"

This he said about Gov. Kaine, when he was vetted by Obama.

How do you go from that, to defending Palin, if not for political reasons? And if it is good politics, which it is, doesn't that say something about 'putting your country first?'

page13 said...

I disagree with Karl. I don't believe a small-town mayor should be excluded, in part because I come from one myself.

Both Kaine and Palin have two things in common, one of 50 people in the US with the title of Governor, and a small town mayor - I give up, your issue is?

McCain picked Palin, not Rove. Obama picked Biden, not Kaine.

You'd have to ask Rove and Barry why they didn't like Kaine.

draco said...

I think you'd have to ask Rove why he thinks Palin is qualified, when Kaine was not. But I'll drop it. I was just nitpicking at the GOP elite. I hate this administration.

Draco said...

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