Tom and Jerry: Defenders of All Things Right and Good

Monday, October 13, 2008

The VP for 2012

I'm not a huge Palin fan, but I'll add a VP to Jerry's ticket:


  • What don't you like about her?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:51:00 AM  

  • Unless Jindal becomes more fiscally conservative, I don't want him. He talks a good game, but is a big spender.

    That's what got us here in the first place.

    By Anonymous Matt S, at Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:36:00 AM  

  • I don't think a ticket of 2 governors would work.

    I propose former 4-term congressman J.C. Watts of Oklahoma. If the mainstream media is going to get all misty over Obama shooting baskets, let them get an eyefull of Mr. Watts running the triple option:

    By Blogger Jerry, at Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:50:00 AM  

  • What's wrong with a ticket of two governors? They both have relevant executive experience. Senators don't have any relevant experience, no responsibility for anything.

    The msm would get misty over Obama in an underwater basket-weaving class. It's because it's Obama, not because he can do anything well.

    By Anonymous Matt S, at Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:12:00 PM  

  • I'm not a huge Palin fan because I don't like how silly she sounded in her Katie Couric interview:

    - She couldn't pick a supreme court ruling she didn't like (other than Roe v Wade). Let me pick two off the top of my head:
    -- Doe v. Bolton
    -- Planned Parenthood v. Casey

    - She didn't seem to know that the "right" to an abortion is grounded in the "right" to privacy

    - She couldn't name one magazine or newspaper she reads. Come on, that is a soft ball question

    - The whole "what has McCain done to improve regulation besides propose new regulation on Fanny and Freddir" was a BS question, but she did not field it well

    I like Palin's political views and I like her as a person, but she is not ready for prime time and she is not ready to be a heart beat away from the Presidency.

    Still, I'm voting for McCain.

    By Blogger Tom, at Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:32:00 PM  

  • Tom -

    So, in spite of her record, her accomplishments, her grasping of the fact that to leave untapped the millions of barrels of oil currently underneath American wilderness is both reckless and stupid, her approval rating of 80% in Alaska (how often do 80% of any crowd approve of their government?), and her strong pro-life stance and values, you've determined - on the basis of one interview with someone who views conservatives as slightly less advanced than bacteria - that she is not ready to be "a heart beat away away from the presidency."


    Let me guess, you were calling for Charlie Weis' head all last season and after the Michigan St. game this season, weren't you?

    She had a bad interview. Even someone as knowledgeable, intelligent, and utterly charming as myself has stumbled through an interview from time to time. It happens. As any hiring manager will tell you, the interview is not nearly as important as their record and their references. I think her record is damn impressive (certainly more so than a certain presidential candidate I can think of) and her 80% approval rating as governor is a pretty damn good reference.

    Matt S -

    I wouldn't have any problem with two governors, but the general line of thinking is that it is helpful to have a senator on the ticket to better ease their proposed legislation through Congress. That's the general wisdom, anyway.

    By Blogger Jerry, at Thursday, October 16, 2008 3:29:00 PM  

  • Tom, Didn't like her because of one interview with a dingbat.
    Listen, at least she knows that the word 'jobs' consists of 4 letters.
    I can't believe you wrote that...but then....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, October 17, 2008 12:23:00 AM  

  • Don't get me wrong...I would vote for Palin over Obama or Biden. I like her personally and I like her politically. I'm just disappointed with her performance with the press. She was nervous and she had a bad day. I can understand that. Still, she is inexperienced.

    I have already voted for McCain and Palin.

    I like her, I'm just not fanatically in love with her.

    That's all.

    P.S. I have supported Weis since he's been at Notre Dame through good times and bad. I was disappointed with last year's team, but he is a great coach for Notre Dame. You can read why I believe what I do here.

    By Blogger Tom, at Saturday, October 18, 2008 2:20:00 AM  

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