It's a no-brainer that either Mark Begich or Ethan Berkowitz would make a far better vice presidential choice than Sarah Palin.
It's a no-brainer that the cynical choice by McCain to elevate our soon-to-be-impeached Governor to a national platform was a desperate gamble.
It might be a bit harder to see a shift in the MSM tectonic plates occurring over the past 36 hours nationally, regarding Palin's "qualifications" and her appeal to undecided and independent voters. But that shift is occurring, and it is time to attack.
Her awful performance this evening in important moments of the ABC session with Charlie Gibson reminded Celtic Diva of the recent, famous Miss South Carolina episode. It reminded me of the Sarah I had chosen to forget, because I thought this would never happen. Sarah Palin has wandered out of her league before.
Like when she got elected Mayor of Wasilla, to begin with. Her predecessor, John Stein had been able to administer the small town. She couldn't, so she hired a city manager to do it for her, doubling the expense her job cost Wasilla. She spent the extra time building her political base. I watched it happen. But I missed a lot.
So did a lot of other people.
But now, as national attention has focused on the town I live in, a comprehensive, honest portrait of her shortcomings and manipulation of institutions is starting to emerge. No matter how much lipstick you put on it, it isn't pretty. And there simply isn't enough of the stuff to spread over the emerging package.
We're running out of lipstick in Alaska.
Her unrestrained, untrained and no-brain advocacy tonight, for a policy - the September, 2002 Bush Doctrine - she finally understood Gibson to be implying, should have shook Begich and Berkowitz to start defending OUR future instead of THEIRS.
I challenge ALL Alaska Democrats to denounce this person for the job she's applying for. Sarah Palin is the the worst choice for Vice President of the United States in my lifetime, including Spiro Agnew, Tom Eagleton and Dan Quayle.
Denounce her fully, openly and publicly. Tony Knowles and Eric Croft took the first steps late this week.
Mark Begich and Ethan Berkowitz - please come join the hundreds, perhaps thousands of Alaska women and their supporters in Anchorage Saturday, who will be openly declaring Sarah Palin an enemy of women's rights.
Please, please, Mark and Ethan! Put our country ahead of your campaigns.
images by AKMuckraker and Dennis Zaki