The political stunt that was the Governor of Alaska's candidacy for VP has about run its course, and not a minute too soon for my tastes. I'm not thinking for a minute that we've seen the last of the shiny things waved in the field of vision of the press. Last week it was something to do with cosmetics and livestock. This week, buried under the avalanche of the grimmest economic news in my lifetime, The McCain campaign tried to trick Hillary Clinton into appearing on the same stage as Palin. FAIL! Now the GOP is repackaging itself as the party of change. George W. Who?
Since 1932 the Democratic Party and Progressive Liberals have slowly invented the American middle class, built the infrastructure and defended America. Since 1994 the conservatives and Republicans have waged war on the middle class, poor and creative.
We will look at the political bathtub in six months and see the Republican high water mark. We are looking for a better, safer world without the tribal resentments and inequities that plague modern societies.