This is from The Plank.
McCain's sidechick, Sarah Palin, made an attempt to talk about why war is good and why war is important. She also tried to tie the need for war in with freedom of the press. Not all the press, I guess. Just some of the press. The press that gives the sidechick a pass, it seems.
Here's what she said and if you can make sense of it, you ought to become a teacher of English:
"As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms, including freedom of the press, we've really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here with those fighting the freedom of the press, and then the press, though not taking advantage and exploiting a situation, perhaps they would want to capture and abuse the privilege. We just want truth, we want fairness, we want balance."
I'm guessing she's pissed at the press for failing to ignore her numerous idiocies and misstatements and outright lies. The press, she seems to think, have taken "advantage" and "exploited" a situation by not being fair and balanced (like Faux News) and by not presenting the truth as she explains it to the American people.
The statement is so incoherent, however, that she may have meant something else altogether.
Now, according to what some medical people have said about McCain's melanoma, it is possible that should the Repugnican ticket be elected, McCain would not last four years. It is even more unlikely that he will last eight years. We can't be sure about this because McCain continues to refuse to release all of his medical records -- you know, the important stuff!
That means we would have a president who lacks the ability to string together a few sentences in a coherent fashion, deciding:
Which war zone to send our troops; the details of a national budget; the priorities for our nation; whether or not to bomb Iran with nuclear weapons; whether or not to "punish" Russia for being bad by re-starting the cold war or perhaps engaging in a hot war; how to deal with the challenges posed by China; what to do about the economic meltdown; the right course with regard to American education; the role of church vs. state; the right of women to choose; how much influence lobbyists should have; which judges to appoint to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court; which are the best persons to serve as heads of our government departments and agencies; what are the most effective means to protect our country from terrorists, both domestic and foreign; how to bring the war in Iraq to a close; what to do about Afghanistan, which is not winnable, as the Russians discovered and the Afghan commander now admits; the place of torture in our "democratic" system; the role of the president with regard to the other two "equal" branches of government; how to stem global warming in the next few years in order to avoid unmitigated environmental disaster; the role of the federal government with regard to health care and how to provide health care for all of our citizens; how to stop the increasing poverty among our people...
I'm sure you could add many other "important" issues with which our next president will be confronted.
A few years ago, "they" said, especially on Saturday Night Live, that President Gerald Ford could not walk and chew gum at the same time. That was demonstrated on almost a weekly basis by Chevy Chase, playing President Ford, falling on his imperial ass.
We now have, as McCain's sidechick and potential president, a person who cannot speak or think coherently. It's like, well, shoot, it's like, she just ain't got what it takes. It's like, well, you know, she may be smart and all, but, heck, it's like she's...like, hell, she can't think straight. Maybe...I dunno, maybe...it's like she's just plain not too smart. Oh, yeah, it's like, well she's also real mean.