Friday, October 24, 2008

Palin says Bush is their biggest problem

In tonight's interview with Brian Williams, Sarah Palin said President Bush is the number one problem for the Republican ticket. Actually, Palin is the number one problem but who's keeping count. In a new poll, 55 percent of respondents said Palin wasn't qualified to serve as president. In another poll, voters listed her (lack of)qualifications as the No. 1 concern they had about McCain’s candidacy, ahead of the economy and the war in Iraq.

McCain is also beating the anti-Bush drum this week as he sees his presidential hopes slipping away. After seeking Bush's endorsement and proudly stating he voted with Bush 90% of the time, now McCain can't get away from him quick enough now.

In an interview Thursday with The Washington Times, McCain contemptuously launched into a long list of Bush's shortcomings:

“Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government — larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America — owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously.”

McCain's comments are hilarious since he was complicit in all of the above mentioned failures. McCain voted for the war and the budgets to fund it, except for one because it had a timeline for withdrawal attached to it. He was also a rabid supporter of deregulation of the financial systems. McCain should turn the mirror on himself if he's looking for a place to lay blame.

At a campaign rally in Denver today, McCain said:

“We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: hoping for our luck to change at home and abroad.”

My sentiments exactly, which is why McCain is the last person on earth we should elect since none of his major policies differ from Bush. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck -- and McCain's anti-Bush rhetoric is all washed up.


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