Monday, October 06, 2008

The Embarracuda (with much appreciation to Joe Klein)

Joe Klein over at Time magazine has done us a great service -- he's coined the ultimate nickname: Embarracuda.

See? I don't even need to tell you who he's referring to.

You know.

Thanks to Mr. Klein, I shall henceforth adopt this term in all my references to Sarah Palin.

His article by the same name peels away the perky exterior and casts a flinty eye at what he refers to as McCain's insult to your intelligence. As to her recent crack about Obama "palling around with terrorists," he points out the irony, given the fact that she's married to a member of a political party that wants Alaska to secede from the lower 48.


He also contrasts her statement about Obama's former paster, Jeremiah Wright ("I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said.") with the fact that she sat through (not getting up and leaving) a sermon by the founder of Jews for Jesus who, as Klein reports, "argued that the Palestinian terrorist acts against Israel were God's "judgment" on the Jews because they hadn't accepted Jesus."

Her dig at Jeremiah Wright is after McCain specifically said attacks on the pastor were off-limits. Said the Embarracuda: "I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up." But she brought it up anyway.

John McCain is learning (belatedly) the difference between a maverick and a loose cannon.


The Whited Sepulchre said...

You're too good for those people.

The Libertarians are calling you ! !

You belong with us ! ! !

Dr Ralph said...

I'm not pure enough to be a Libertarian. The Democrats are like my family - full of diverse opinion and occasionally disagreeable, but a family nonetheless.