He is the one that is asking for your vote. He is the one that is at the top of the ticket. Palin is an attractive distraction of the most cynical variety; and proof positive that McCain truly wants the presidency in the worst possible way.
I have long suspected that the real driving force behind his devolution to Rovian politics is driven by a personal sense of insecurity and inferiority to his father and grandfather. They were Academy graduates who rose to the rank of Admiral. Ne never matched their achievements and never had a prayer of doing so, because he was a fuckup.
Now, nearing the end of his life, he has one shot left to make the Old Man proud, and he will do whatever it takes to be the one man on earth that Admirals have to answer to.
We only think George Bush has Daddy issues. McCain has 'em too. And they are much deeper seated and much more dangerous to us as a country.
This country can not afford to pay the tab for John McCain's redemption.
And my partner added this:
I want to add this riveting piece of theater--this speaks volumes to McCain's temperment and his inability to treat human beings with respect. Watch him storm off at the end, after getting completely pwned by this woman...
h/t to Digby for the video...
Pass it on.