While catching up with the world, I stumbled on to this post over at Talking Points Memo. Apparently the potential Vice President of the United States hates America.
Really, she does.
Well, to be technical, she might not hate America. An associate of hers vehemently hates America and has been saying this for a long time. And her husband once belonged to the same political party as this associate, The Alaska Independence Party, which still wants Alaska to secede from the union. She also spoke at that party's convention just last year.
Now, I'm not saying that if you know somebody who hates America and your husband belonged to a political party that hates America you actually have to hate America, I'm just wondering if you can actually be qualified to be President of the United States with those things in your past. Because make no mistake, if she's Rip Van McCain's running mate, she's actually running for president because his old ass could die at any second.
See, a few months ago I learned that if you want to the first black president of the United States, you can't be a member of a church where the pastor says "goddamn America" when this country does heinous things. I learned that you can't have political contributors who once were terrorists, even if they are now respectable professors at public universities. I learned that a black presidential candidate even has to denounce Louis Farrakhan because, well, them's the rules.
Now, I invite all of you my loyal readers to pay attention in see if John McCain and Sarah Palin develop an "AIP problem". You know, the way Sen. Barack Obama developed a "Rev. Wright problem." I want to see if we're asked whether Americans who love their countries would be comfortable voting for somebody who might not. Kind of the way the public was asked whether they could trust someone who sat under Rev. Wright for 20 years.
I'm going to wait and have my news-obsessed father watch all the stations to see if the level of outrage and questioning is the same. I'm going to see how many quotes from Joe Volger, the guy who hates America, are played on the news. This one here is a beauty:
The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government," Vogler said.
Doesn't that just send shivers up your spine?
Anyway, I'm going to wait, I'm just not going to hold my breath. The funny thing is that in Sen. John McCain's rush to pick someone who could combat all of Obama's strengths, he also picked somebody that shares quite a few of Obama's weaknesses. The interesting thing to see will be whether the American media and the public hold this woman to the same standard they've held Obama too.
Like I said, I'll keep breathing.