September 18th, 2008

McCain Has Only One Safe Harbor Now

by Philip Baruth

What with Palin Power now become Failin’ Power, and an economic crisis pointing up McCain’s own unfamiliarity and discomfort with financial issues, not to mention Obama retaking the lead in national polls, it was clearly time for the GOP ticket to try to yank the conversation back to safer ground. The coordinated attack on the embassy in Yemen? No, too risky: it might point up Palin’s lack of foreign know-how. Where to? Right. You guessed it: LiLo. Maybe the single most pathetic campaign maneuver ever, in the history of Western democracy. Well struck, Mr. Bounds.