Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Former Democratic Presidential Candidate on Sarah Palin
Former Democratic presidential candidate and former govenor of Alaska, Mike Gravel, sends his love to Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate; and along the way, he wishes her the best.
Counterpunch has the scoop on the poop; and here are few morsels to go with your meal:
On rare occasions our nation has been lucky when new political leaders were selected from obscurity by circumstance. They weren’t indebted to the party bosses or special interests, but they rendered unusual and historic service in times of need. Washington, Lincoln, the first Roosevelt and Truman come to mind.
Foreign policy experience? Thank god she has none beyond that of a normal citizen subject to the militarization of our culture over the past 50 years, particularly so in Alaska with its strong military presence. The three other would-be leaders have tons of experience among them. But whether liberal or conservative all three are committed to a policy of American imperialism with the self-appointed role of world policeman. This role of trying to influence the world with our military might sustains bloated defense budgets that profit the few and impoverish the social and economic needs of the many.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, we learn Hillary supporters are still not falling in line, courtesy of The Confluence. Even after Obama's greatest speech since, well, since his next to last one, 20 percent of Hillary supporters still refuse to back him.
There is nothing Obama can say to gain our votes. His actions have spoken louder than any pretty speeches he could make. There is also nothing Hillary can say. She has done more than enough, and I support her very strongly, but I do not agree with her on everything, most notably her at-gunpoint support of Senator Obama. (Gasp!)
Some of us are leaving the top of the ticket blank, some are voting McKinney/ Clemente, some of us are voting Nader, and some of us are voting McCain. But just as we said long ago, we are NOT voting for the illegitimate, unqualified and unelectable Barack Obama.