Saturday, September 06, 2008

GOP Convention, Palin, the LP

In case you're wondering why I haven't said anything about the GOP convention speeches, it's because there was nothing interesting in any of them. It was all about the character of McCain, how he was a hero, etc., and introducing Palin. The little that was said was neither new nor interesting. We all know that McCain will do a couple of things to annoy the Republicans if he's elected President, etc. Palin was an interesting choice -- my wife said weeks ago she hoped McCain would pick her (good call on her part, it seems). In the end, though, Palin is a way of consolidating the base, as McCain really needed.

I will say, though, that the choice of Palin has really exposed the Left for what they are. When they say that she should stay at home and raise her children, they show that they were never really feminists in the first place, just Leftists looking to use feminism to aid in their divide-and-conquer approach to politics. We got to see just how sexist the Left really is -- just as we would see how homophobic they all actually are if an openly gay candidate ran for office as a Republican.

The choice of Palin convinced my wife to vote for McCain. I'm still voting for Bob Barr.

Coincidentally, there is a chance to see if the rule of law actually means anything in this country with a situation here in Texas. It seems both the Democrats and Republicans missed the deadline to be on the ballot in Texas -- but then, a week later, they suddenly appeared as candidates. If their paperwork was filed after the deadline, then by Texas law they cannot be on the ballot -- though of course people could still write them in. The LP is challenging this, meaning we will see if the law actually will be enforced. My guess is that it won't be. That should terrify anyone who believes in rule of law.
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